Conservation in Alabama

Threatened, Endangered and At-Risk Species

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        1. A gopher tortoise walking through an open pine habitat.Mar 24, 2017

          FWS, DoD Adopt Credit Strategy for Southeast Installations Benefiting Gopher Tortoise and other species

        2. An adult bald eagle soars in front of a bright blue skyMar 10, 2017

          Service Offers $2,500 Reward for Information in Death of Bald Eagle in Centre, Alabama

        3. A NC biologist holding a sicklefin redhorse on a river bank in front of a hydroelectric dam.Oct 6, 2016

          Endangered Species Act Protection Not Needed for Seven Southeastern Species

        4. A close up photo of a semi translucent gray-silver crayfish walking on rocky substrate.Sep 20, 2016

          Endangered Species Act Protection Not Needed for Four Southeastern Animals

        5. Tall stems extending from the forest floor give way to bright white dangling flowers.Sep 13, 2016

          Southeastern Orchid Placed on Federal Threatened and Endangered Species List

        6. A small mouse white white belly and sand-colored back hides behind beach vegetation.Aug 30, 2016

          Fish and Wildlife Service Conducting Five-Year Status Reviews of 22 Southeastern Species

        7. A bald eagle perched with its wings spread.Apr 29, 2016

          $7,500 Reward Offered for Information in Death of a Bald Eagle in Boligee, Alabama

        8. Tall stems extending from the forest floor give way to bright white dangling flowers.Apr 14, 2016

          U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Reopens Comment Period On Proposal to List the White Fringeless Orchid as Threatened

        9. A close up photo of a gray-silver salamander walking on a layer of wet moss.Mar 15, 2016

          Four Southeastern Species Do Not Require Federal Protection, Two Others Under Further Review

        10. Red-cockaded woodpecker flying from its nest.Nov 6, 2015

          Service, States, celebrate 20th Anniversary of the Safe Harbor Program offering voluntary land management agreements with private landowners

        11. A jet black snake with opaque white belly coiled up in the grass.Oct 5, 2015

          Black Pinesnake Added to Threatened and Endangered Species List

        12. A black white and orange snake with red eyes coiled on fallen leaves.Sep 17, 2015

          Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks More Information on Five Species

        13. Tall stems extending from the forest floor give way to bright white dangling flowers.Sep 14, 2015

          Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Adding White Fringeless Orchid to Threatened and Endangered Species List

        14. A white and black frog standing on dormant grass.Sep 9, 2015

          Recovery Plan for Endangered Frog Available

        15. Three mussels in hand with identification numbersAug 13, 2015

          Fish and Wildlife Service Announces $37.2 Million in Grants to Boost State Endangered Species Conservation Efforts

        16. A small brown bat on the roof of a cave with a fuzzy white fungus on its nose.Jul 1, 2015

          Service Awards Grants to 35 States, District of Columbia for Work on Deadly Bat Disease

        17. A dark colored salamander with white spots on it's stomach and sides.Jun 30, 2015

          Federal Wildlife Officials Respond to a Petition to List Dozens of Species under the Endangered Species Act

        18. A monarch butterfly perched on a bushy plant with bright yellow flowers.Jun 17, 2015

          Fish and Wildlife Service and the Wildlife Habitat Council partner to save Monarchs

        19. A black bear marches across a farm field after a harvest.Jun 5, 2015

          Service Southeast Region Formally Ends the Evaluation Process for the Possible Use of Genetically Modified Crops on National Wildlife Refuges

        20. A butterfly covered in white spots with orange and yellow wings perched on a purple flower.Jun 2, 2015

          Service Provides $5.7 Million in Grants to Help Conserve Monarch Butterflies and Other At-Risk Species in 11 States

        21. Six people wearing life preservers on a boat.May 13, 2015

          Service Awards More Than $16 Million to Support Clean Waters and Recreational Boating Through Clean Vessel Act Grants

        22. A mussel with brownish outer shell and a glossy white inner shell that resembles a baked potato.Apr 29, 2015

          Fish and Wildlife Service Designates Critical Habitat for Two Freshwater Mussels in 12 States

        23. Coiled up black pinesnake on grass.Mar 10, 2015

          Service Proposes to Designate Critical Habitat and Announces Re-opening of Comment Period on Proposed Listing of Black Pinesnake

        24. Rescued manatee laying on a blue mat out of water.Feb 18, 2015

          SeaWorld San Antonio Transports Rehabilitated Manatee via U.S. Coast Guard Plane to Sister Park in Orlando, FL

        25. Long white birds flying in formation behind a fan powered glider.Dec 9, 2014

          Seven Whooping Cranes Fly into Georgia Following Ultralight Aircraft

        26. Seven young white whooping cranes with beige heads and feathers rest in a protective net pen.Nov 14, 2014

          Whooping Cranes Arrive in Tennessee

        27. Snail with a large orange and black shell.Nov 6, 2014

          Recovery Plan for Two Endangered Snails and an Endangered Mussel Available

        28. Four rhino horns on a desk next to a podium with the US Fish and Wildlife logo.Oct 23, 2014

          Owners Of Safari Company Indicted For Illegal Rhino Hunts

        29. Coiled up black pinesnake on grass.Oct 6, 2014

          Service Proposes to List the Black Pinesnake as Threatened

        30. A strange looking salamander with horns.Sep 22, 2014

          Fish and Wildlife Service Conducts Five-Year Status Reviews of 27 Southeastern Species

        31. Ten to twenty bright purple flowers emerge from thick vegetation.Sep 17, 2014

          Conservation Efforts Help Keep Georgia Aster off Endangered Species List

        32. A long stemmed plant with bright yellow flowers.May 28, 2014

          Service Estimates Economic Impact of Critical Habitat Designations for Three Southern Plants

        33. A grass like plant with a large geometric shaped bulb.May 19, 2014

          Fish and Wildlife Service conducts five-year status reviews of 33 southeastern species

        34. Ten to twenty bright purple flowers emerge from thick vegetation.May 14, 2014

          Partners to Sign Agreement to Conserve Rare Plant

        35. A mussel with brownish outer shell and a glossy white inner shell that resembles a baked potato.May 13, 2014

          Service Reopens Comment Period on Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for Neosho Mucket and Rabbitsfoot

        36. A close up photograph of a tiny lobster-like crayfish with dark claws and armor.May 13, 2014

          State and Federal Agencies Work to Ensure Endangered Species Act Protections are Not Needed

        37. A flowering plant with bright white flowers.May 8, 2014

          Service Re-opens Comment Period for the Georgia Rockcress Proposed Listing and Critical Habitat and Announces Economic Analysis

        38. A mussel with brownish outer shell and a glossy white inner shell that resembles a baked potato.May 6, 2014

          Public Comment to be Reopened on Proposed Critical Habitat for Two Federally Protected Mussel Species

        39. Bright white flowers with a river in the background.Mar 11, 2014

          Service Proposes Endangered Status For Alabama Sturgeon

        40. Long white birds flying in formation behind a fan powered glider.Jan 7, 2014

          Endangered Whooping Cranes Arrive at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, FL on Aircraft-guided Flight

        41. Long white birds flying in formation behind a fan powered glider.Dec 31, 2013

          Endangered Whooping Cranes Make it to Florida Following Ultralights

        42. Airborne ultralight with whooping cranes following.Dec 30, 2013

          Endangered Whooping Cranes Now in Georgia on Aircraft-guided Flight to Florida

        43. Airborne ultralight with whooping cranes following.Dec 12, 2013

          Endangered Whooping Cranes Now in Alabama on Aircraft-guided Flight to Florida

        44. A mussel with brownish outer shell and a glossy white inner shell that resembles a baked potato.May 8, 2013

          Service Estimates Economic Impacts and Releases Draft Environmental Assessment of Critical Habitat Designation for Neosho Mucket and Rabbitsfoot

        45. Biologists check a seine for chucky madtom fishes.Oct 15, 2012

          Service Identifies Habitat Essential to Five Endangered Southeastern Fishes

        46. A mussel with brownish outer shell and a glossy white inner shell that resembles a baked potato.Oct 15, 2012

          Service Proposes to Protect Neosho Mucket and Rabbitsfoot under the Endangered Species Act

        47. A red and black patterned reptile with protruding scales.Oct 12, 2012

          Scottsboro Man Sentenced for Trafficking Protected Reptiles

        48. A large green table covered in different mussel species native to Alabama.Oct 9, 2012

          Service Protects Eight Gulf Coast Mussels under the Endangered Species Act

        49. A brown and black striated mussel.Oct 3, 2012

          Service Proposes to Protect the Fluted Kidneyshell and Slabside Pearlymussel under the Endangered Species Act

        50. A small greenish yellow fish with grey fins.Oct 1, 2012

          Service Proposes to Protect the Spring Pygmy Sunfish and Designate Critical Habitat under the Endangered Species Act

        51. Bright green needles emerge from a central cone of a longleaf pine treeAug 23, 2012

          Service Announces $5.7 Million in State Wildlife Grants to Help Imperiled Species

        52. Two students wearing waders in a streem inspect a seine.Mar 20, 2012

          Service Announces Endangered Species Recovery Champion Awards

        53. Injured bald eagle with blue bandage on it's right wing.Feb 24, 2012

          Reward Doubled for Information in the Wounding of a Bald Eagle in Alabama - $5,000 to Help Find the Culprit

        54. Two large, white, Whooping cranes flying in for a landing on a small pond.Feb 10, 2012

          Ultralight-led Whooping Cranes Released at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge

        55. Bright white flowers with a river in the background.May 4, 2011

          Services Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge expansion proposal tabled to make way for long-term planning effort

        56. A small greenish yellow fish with grey fins.Mar 31, 2011

          Service Initiates Status Review of the Spring Pygmy Sunfish

        57. Tall, narrow, pine trees spaced about 25 feet apart with very sparse, dry grass in the understory.Mar 23, 2011

          Draft Recovery Plan for Gentian Pinkroot Available for Review

        58. A mussel with brownish outer shell and a glossy white inner shell that resembles a baked potato.Mar 18, 2011

          Service Announces Endangered Species Recovery Champion Awards: Southeast Awardees From NC, TN

        59. Four young whooping cranes look for food on a muddy bank.Feb 18, 2011

          Second Whooping Crane Found Dead at Weiss Lake, Alabama

        60. A brown and black mussel with striations.Jan 19, 2011

          Service Proposes Endangered Species Act Protection for Two Freshwater Mussels

        61. A biologist inspects vegetation on the edge of a marsh.Dec 22, 2010

          Interior Secretary Ken Salazar Announces More Than $19 Million in Grants to Protect Coastal Wetlands Across the Nation

        62. Four young whooping cranes with bands on their legs rest in a net enclosure.Dec 17, 2010

          Ultralight Migration Leads 20 Endangered Whooping Cranes over the Skies of Alabama

        63. An illustration of male and female fish.  The male is much more colorful with blues and oranges while the female is black and brown.Jun 29, 2010

          Service Seeks Comments on Draft Economic Analysis and Proposed Critical Habitat for Vermilion Darter

        64. Hundreds of partially submerged snails.Jun 22, 2010

          Tulotoma Snail on the Road to Recovery

        65. A white and black frog standing on dormant grass.Jun 3, 2010

          Fish and Wildlife Service proposes critical habitat for Mississippi gopher frog

        66. A gray bird with bright red spot on it's face with a small, furry, beige chick.Apr 9, 2010

          Fish and Wildlife Service Conducts Five-year Status Reviews of 10 Southeastern Species

        67. Snail with a large orange and black shell.Feb 10, 2010

          Service Announces the Availability of a Draft Economic Analysis for Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for the Georgia Pigtoe Mussel, Interrupted Rocksnail, and Roughhorn

        68. Four young whooping cranes look for food on a muddy bank.Jan 7, 2010

          Ultralight Migration Leads 20 Endangered Whooping Cranes into Georgia

        69. Bright white flowers with a river in the background.Dec 30, 2009

          Service Announces the Availability of the Draft Economic Analysis and a Public Hearing Associated with Critical Habitat Designation for the Alabama Sturgeon

        70. Eight whooping cranes follow an ultralight fan powered glider in Kentucky.Dec 8, 2009

          Ultralight Migration Leads 20 Endangered Whooping Cranes over the Skies of Tennessee

        71. An illustration of male and female fish.  The male is much more colorful with blues and oranges while the female is black and brown.Dec 3, 2009

          Service Proposes Critical Habitat Designation for the Vermilion Darter

        72. Hundreds of brown pelicans cover a vegetated beach.Nov 11, 2009

          Brown Pelican Populations Recovered, Removed from Endangered Species List

        73. Long white birds flying in formation behind a fan powered glider.Oct 22, 2009

          Ninth Group of Endangered Whooping Cranes Depart on Ultralight-guided Flight to Florida

        74. A white bird with angular wings and a dark head.Sep 23, 2009

          Service Releases Climate Change Strategy for Public Review and Comment

        75. A small gopher tortoise with tan shell standing on sandy grass covered soil.Sep 9, 2009

          Federal Finding Means Gopher Tortoise Status in the Eastern Portion of its Range Merits Further Review

        76. Thousands of ducks taking flight out of a marsh nearly cover the sky.Jul 31, 2009

          Liberal Season Proposed for Upcoming Late Waterfowl Season

        77. A brown bird with purple wing tips floats on semi-frozen water.Jul 29, 2009

          Fish and Wildlife Service selects new manager for Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge

        78. Snail with a large orange and black shell.Jun 29, 2009

          Service Proposes Endangered Species Status and Critical Habitat Designations for the Georgia Pigtoe Mussel, Interrupted Rocksnail, and Rough Hornsnail

        79. Six people wearing life preservers on a boat.Jun 9, 2009

          Secretary Salazar Announces Boating Grants to 28 States to Help Keep Waterways Clean

        80. A small brown fish caught in a stream sitting in a plastic bin for measurement.Jun 6, 2009

          Fish and Wildlife Service Conducts Five-year Status Reviews of 23 Southeastern Species

        81. Bright white flowers with a river in the background.Jun 2, 2009

          Service Designates Critical Habitat for the Alabama Sturgeon

        82. A bright yellow bird with a downward curved beak perched on a tree branch.Apr 20, 2009

          Interior Secretary Salazar Announces Award of $9 million in Grants to States for Imperiled Species Conservation

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