Conservation in Louisiana

Threatened, Endangered and At-Risk Species

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        1. A patterned black and gray snake blends in to the strewn, dark pine needles on the forest floor.Oct 5, 2016

          Louisiana Pinesnake Proposed to be Added as Threatened Under the Endangered Species Act

        2. A small, long fish with dark spots and a long dorsal fin in an aquarium.Sep 20, 2016

          U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes to List Pearl Darter as Threatened

        3. Two birds on a grassy plain.Sep 1, 2016

          Service Creates ESA Listing Workplan to Provide Predictability and Encourage Proactive Conservation of Imperiled Wildlife

        4. 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

        5. 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

        6. Three small black bear cubs yawning in unison.Mar 10, 2016

          The Teddy Bear is Back: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Delists Louisiana Black Bear Due To Recovery

        7. Kemps ridley sea turtle laying in the sand. Large with grey shell and yellow body with grey speckles.Nov 13, 2015

          New Report Assesses the Impacts of Emerging Threats on Gulf Coast Species and Ecosystems

        8. 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

        9. New project leader Maury Bedford poses for a photo in front of a stand of pine trees.Oct 8, 2015

          Maury Bedford Named Project Leader for North Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges

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

          Recovery Plan for Endangered Frog Available

        11. 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

        12. 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

        13. 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

        14. A Louisiana black bear standing in a grassy clearingJun 12, 2015

          Service announces public hearings on proposal to delist Louisiana black bear

        15. 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

        16. 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

        17. A bald eagle strewn on the grass laying on it's back.May 28, 2015

          $11,000 Reward Offered for Information in Death of Bald Eagles in Plaquemine, Louisiana

        18. Three small black bear cubs yawning in unison.May 20, 2015

          Secretary Jewell, Governor Jindal Announce Proposal to Remove Louisiana Black Bear from Endangered Species List

        19. Phi beta sigma members plant trees with Fish and Wildlife Service employees.May 19, 2015

          Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Join Forces to Engage Urban Youth in Outdoor Education and Recreation at Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge

        20. An injured bald eagle crouched in a field.Mar 31, 2015

          $7,500 Reward for Information on Bald Eagle Shooting

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

          Seven Whooping Cranes Fly into Georgia Following Ultralight Aircraft

        22. A brown bird with long slender neck and legs takes flight.Nov 14, 2014

          Migratory Bird Conservation Commission Waterfowl, Approves $28 Million to Conserve Shorebirds and Other Species in 16 States

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

          Whooping Cranes Arrive in Tennessee

        24. An adult red wolf walking stealthily in a caged enclosure at the zoo.Oct 17, 2014

          Federal and State Officials Request Assistance in Investigation of Gunshot Red Wolf

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

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

        26. A bald eagle perched with its wings spread.Apr 11, 2014

          $7,500 Reward for Information on Bald Eagle Killing in Louisiana

        27. 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

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

          Endangered Whooping Cranes Make it to Florida Following Ultralights

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

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

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

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

        31. A wet brown frog with bright green round eyes on fallen reeds.Nov 19, 2013

          Landmark Study Reveals Low National Rate of Frog Abnormalities on Wildlife Refuges

        32. A small yellow breasted bird with grey feathers.Nov 14, 2013

          Service Approves Incidental Take Permit for NiSource Multi-state Habitat Conservation Plan

        33. 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

        34. A large alligator basks in the sun on the bank of a stream.Sep 17, 2012

          Visit Your Southeastern National Wildlife Refuges: October 13-27, 2012

        35. An orange and brown butterfly specimen.Aug 27, 2012

          Service Completes Status Review of the Bay Skipper Butterfly

        36. A white and black frog standing on dormant grass.Jun 19, 2012

          Fox & Friends story about steps to protect endangered Dusky Gopher Frog misses the mark

        37. Dormant vegetation in front of a lake banked by a small stand of pine trees.Apr 24, 2012

          Jeff Weller to Lead U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Lafayette Office

        38. Thousands of ducks taking flight out of a marsh nearly cover the sky.Apr 20, 2012

          Conservation Effort in Northern Louisiana is Something to Quack About

        39. 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

        40. A white and black frog standing on dormant grass.Jan 13, 2012

          Service to Hold Public Hearing and Reopen Comment Period on the Revised Proposed Critical Habitat Designation and Associated Draft Economic Analysis for the Mississippi Gopher Frog

        41. Three small black bear cubs yawning in unison.Mar 31, 2011

          Restoring Louisiana Black Bear Habitat

        42. Three children and a US Fish and Wildlife Service biologist crouch over a net with used to collect insects from a nearby stream.Mar 17, 2011

          4-H National Headquarters and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Honor Louisiana Youth Wetlands Education and Outreach 4-H Program

        43. Two large, white, Whooping cranes flying in for a landing on a small pond.Feb 8, 2011

          Interior Clears the Way for Return of Whooping Cranes to Louisiana

        44. Two brown pelicans fly in for a landing on the rocky shoreline.Jul 18, 2010

          Scientists Ask Public to Report Banded Birds to Help Scientific Research

        45. Two brown pelicans fly in for a landing on the rocky shoreline.Jul 8, 2010

          Using Sound Science, the Service Addresses Urgent Habitat Needs for Birds and Other Wildlife Along the Gulf Coast

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

          Fish and Wildlife Service proposes critical habitat for Mississippi gopher frog

        47. Two gloved workers wearing protective glasses soap up and clean an oiled bird.May 9, 2010

          First two birds, oiled from the Gulf spill, readied for release at Pelican NWR

        48. 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

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

          Brown Pelican Populations Recovered, Removed from Endangered Species List

        50. A prehistoric looking brown fish in a hand with a shovel shaped face.Sep 22, 2009

          Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Endangered Species Act Protection for the Shovelnose Sturgeon

        51. A white breasted bird with a brown head and grey feathers.Sep 11, 2009

          Secretary Salazar Announces More than $41 Million to Purchase Wetlands and Fund Grants for Migratory Waterfowl Habitat More than $7 Million in Waterfowl Habitat Grants Approved for Southeastern States

        52. 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

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

          Liberal Season Proposed for Upcoming Late Waterfowl Season

        54. Storm surge from the ocean cuts through a barrier island.Jun 29, 2009

          Service Will Host Public Meetings on Coastal Barrier Resources System Pilot Project Units

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

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

        56. Five birds with bright green markings on the side of their head on wing tips swimming.Jun 1, 2009

          Conservation Funds GO ZERO® Program Goes Gold with CCB -- Voluntary Forest Carbon Program Benefits Climate, Community and Biodiversity in Louisiana

        57. Thousands of birds take flight over a green marsh.May 19, 2009

          High Ouachita River Levels Postpones Floodplain Reconnection Project

        Species Profiles

        1. A Louisiana black bear standing in a grassy clearing

          Louisiana black bear

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