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Conservation in Mississippi

Threatened, Endangered and At-Risk Species

        Press Releases

        1. A jet black snake with opaque white belly coiled up in the grass. Oct 10, 2018 | 4 minute read

          U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reopens comment period and holds public meetings on proposed Critical Habitat for the black pinesnake

        2. A small black bird with red eyes walks in the marsh grasses. Oct 5, 2018 | 5 minute read

          Service proposes to list the eastern black rail as threatened under the Endangered Species Act

        3. Mar 20, 2018 | 4 minute read

          Secretary Zinke announces more that $1.1 billion for sportsmen and conservation

        4. A tiny yellow/orange frog with big round eyes. Mar 9, 2018 | 3 minute read

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

        5. A cluster of carnivorious plant heads with bright red/orange mouths. Dec 19, 2017 | 5 minute read

          Bat, snail, and popular plant may need endangered species protection

        6. A colorful radar map. Oct 4, 2017 | 2 minute read

          Rain coming

        7. A dozen large birds on the edge of a mangrove island. Oct 3, 2017 | 3 minute read

          How to manage 45 important coastal species in the face of environmental changes

        8. A small, long fish with dark spots and a long dorsal fin in an aquarium. Sep 19, 2017 | 3 minute read

          U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service extends Endangered Species Act protection to rare fish

        9. A swirling cloud mass south of Florida. Sep 10, 2017 | 2 minute read

          Irma reaches Florida, heads north

        10. A massive spinning cloud mass between Cuba and the Bahamas. Sep 9, 2017 | 2 minute read

          Irma aims at Keys, Georgia, Alabama

        11. A street map of Orange, Tx. Sep 2, 2017 | 3 minute read

          Fish and Wildlife Service responders add technology to aid Hurricane Harvey response, bolster safety

        12. A small brown bat on the roof of a cave with a fuzzy white fungus on its nose. Jul 17, 2017 | 3 minute read

          Fish and Wildlife Service directs money to Southeast to fight bat disease

        13. A young woman in waders fishing in a shallow river. Jun 14, 2017 | 2 minute read

          Interior Secretary Zinke announces $1.1 billion in funding for state wildlife agencies; more than $243 million to Southeast U.S.

        14. Four manatees and a school of fish assemble under crystal clear water. Mar 30, 2017 | 4 minute read

          Manatee reclassified from endangered to threatened as habitat improves and population expands - existing federal protections remain in place

        15. A computer rendering of the new visitors center on top of a grassy hill in front of a boardwalk. Oct 12, 2016 | 6 minute read

          U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and partners break ground on Theodore Roosevelt visitor center

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

          Endangered Species Act protection not needed for four Southeastern animals

        17. A small, long fish with dark spots and a long dorsal fin in an aquarium. Sep 20, 2016 | 4 minute read

          U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes to list pearl darter as threatened

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

          Southeastern orchid placed on federal threatened and endangered species list

        19. A small mouse white white belly and sand-colored back hides behind beach vegetation. Aug 30, 2016 | 5 minute read

          Fish and Wildlife Service conducting five-year status reviews of 22 Southeastern species

        20. Tall stems extending from the forest floor give way to bright white dangling flowers. Apr 14, 2016 | 2 minute read

          U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service eeopens comment period on proposal to list the white-fringeless orchid as threatened

        21. Bright green needles emerge from a central cone of a longleaf pine tree Apr 6, 2016 | 3 minute read

          Seeing the forest for the trees

        22. A close up photo of a gray-silver salamander walking on a layer of wet moss. Mar 15, 2016 | 2 minute read

          Four Southeastern species do not require federal protection, two others under further review

        23. Three small black bear cubs yawning in unison. Mar 10, 2016 | 5 minute read

          The teddy bear is back: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service delists Louisiana black bear due to recovery

        24. A jet black snake with opaque white belly coiled up in the grass. Oct 5, 2015 | 5 minute read

          Black pinesnake added to threatened and endangered species list

        25. A black white and orange snake with red eyes coiled on fallen leaves. Sep 17, 2015 | 3 minute read

          Fish and Wildlife Service seeks more information on five species

        26. Tall stems extending from the forest floor give way to bright white dangling flowers. Sep 14, 2015 | 6 minute read

          Fish and Wildlife Service proposes adding white fringeless orchid to threatened and endangered species list

        27. A white and black frog standing on dormant grass. Sep 9, 2015 | 4 minute read

          Recovery plan for endangered frog available

        28. A small brown bat on the roof of a cave with a fuzzy white fungus on its nose. Jul 1, 2015 | 3 minute read

          Service awards grants to 35 states, District of Columbia for work on deadly bat disease

        29. A dark colored salamander with white spots on its stomach and sides. Jun 30, 2015 | 3 minute read

          Federal wildlife officials respond to a petition to list dozens of species under the Endangered Species Act

        30. A Louisiana black bear standing in a grassy clearing Jun 12, 2015 | 2 minute read

          Service announces public hearings on proposal to delist Louisiana black bear

        31. A black bear marches across a farm field after a harvest. Jun 5, 2015 | 3 minute read

          Service Southeast Region formally ends the evaluation process for the possible use of genetically modified crops on national wildlife refuges

        32. A butterfly covered in white spots with orange and yellow wings perched on a purple flower. Jun 2, 2015 | 4 minute read

          Service provides $5.7 million in grants to help conserve monarch butterflies and other at-risk species in 11 states

        33. Three small black bear cubs yawning in unison. May 20, 2015 | 5 minute read

          Secretary Jewell, Governor Jindal announce proposal to remove Louisiana black bear from endangered species list

        34. A mussel with brownish outer shell and a glossy white inner shell that resembles a baked potato. Apr 29, 2015 | 5 minute read

          Fish and Wildlife Service designates Critical Habitat for two freshwater mussels in 12 states

        35. Coiled up black pinesnake on grass. Mar 10, 2015 | 18 minute read

          Service proposes to designate Critical Habitat and announces re-opening of comment period on proposed listing of black pinesnake

        36. A brown bird with long slender neck and legs takes flight. Nov 14, 2014 | 3 minute read

          Migratory bird conservation commission waterfowl, approves $28 million to conserve shorebirds and other species in 16 states

        37. Coiled up black pinesnake on grass. Oct 6, 2014 | 4 minute read

          Service proposes to list the black pinesnake as threatened

        38. A strange looking salamander with horns. Sep 22, 2014 | 5 minute read

          Fish and Wildlife Service conducts five-year status reviews of 27 Southeastern species

        39. A grass like plant with a large geometric shaped bulb. May 19, 2014 | 5 minute read

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

        40. A mussel with brownish outer shell and a glossy white inner shell that resembles a baked potato. May 13, 2014 | 5 minute read

          Service reopens comment period on proposed designation of Critical Habitat for neosho mucket and rabbitsfoot

        41. A close up photograph of a tiny lobster-like crayfish with dark claws and armor. May 13, 2014 | 4 minute read

          State and federal agencies work to ensure Endangered Species Act protections are not needed

        42. A mussel with brownish outer shell and a glossy white inner shell that resembles a baked potato. May 6, 2014 | 3 minute read

          Public comment to be reopened on proposed Critical Habitat for two federally protected mussel species

        43. Leaders for several agencies come together for an award ceremony. Apr 30, 2014 | 4 minute read

          Service director honors U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for innovative landscape level conservation approach

        44. A red breasted shorebird with black and white markings on its back. Apr 4, 2014 | 4 minute read

          Service reopens comment period on proposal to protect red knot under Endangered Species Act

        45. Bright white flowers with a river in the background. Mar 11, 2014 | 6 minute read

          Service proposes endangered status for Alabama sturgeon

        46. A small yellow breasted bird with grey feathers. Nov 14, 2013 | 3 minute read

          Service approves incidental take permit for NiSource multi-state Habitat Conservation Plan

        47. A mussel with brownish outer shell and a glossy white inner shell that resembles a baked potato. May 8, 2013 | 4 minute read

          Service estimates economic impacts and releases draft environmental assessment of Critical Habitat designation for neosho mucket and rabbitsfoot

        48. A mussel with brownish outer shell and a glossy white inner shell that resembles a baked potato. Oct 15, 2012 | 6 minute read

          Service proposes to protect neosho mucket and rabbitsfoot under the Endangered Species Act

        49. A brown and black striated mussel. Oct 3, 2012 | 5 minute read

          Service proposes to protect the fluted kidneyshell and slabside pearlymussel under the Endangered Species Act

        50. A large alligator basks in the sun on the bank of a stream. Sep 17, 2012 | 4 minute read

          Visit your southeastern National Wildlife Refuges: october 13-27, 2012

        51. A white and black frog standing on dormant grass. Jun 19, 2012 | 4 minute read

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

        52. A white and black frog standing on dormant grass. Jun 11, 2012 | 4 minute read

          U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Critical Habitat Designation for Dusky Gopher Frog

        53. Three men hold a bald eagles wings wide for measurement. Mar 7, 2012 | 2 minute read

          Reward offered for information on killing of a bald eagle in Lucedale, Mississippi - $2,500 to help identify the shooter

        54. Feb 15, 2012 | 2 minute read

          Salazar applauds passage of legislation naming Mississippi refuge after Sam Hamilton

        55. A white and black frog standing on dormant grass. Jan 13, 2012 | 6 minute read

          Service to hold public hearing and re-open comment period on the revised proposed Critical Habitat designation and associated draft economic analysis for the Mississippi gopher frog

        56. An orange and brown butterfly specimen. Jul 12, 2011 | 3 minute read

          Service initiates status review of bay skipper butterfly

        57. A brown and black mussel with striations. Jan 19, 2011 | 2 minute read

          Service proposes Endangered Species Act protection for two freshwater mussels

        58. Two brown pelicans fly in for a landing on the rocky shoreline. Jul 8, 2010 | 3 minute read

          Using sound science, the service addresses urgent habitat needs for birds and other wildlife along the Gulf coast

        59. A white and black frog standing on dormant grass. Jun 3, 2010 | 5 minute read

          Fish and Wildlife Service proposes critical habitat for Mississippi gopher frog

        60. Banks of the Mississippi River. Jun 1, 2010 | 4 minute read

          Secretary Salazar announces $35.7 million for refuge acquisitions and wetlands grants for migratory birds

        61. An adult bald eagle soars in front of a bright blue sky Apr 16, 2010 | 1 minute read

          Service offers reward for information on bald eagle shooting

        62. A gray bird with bright red spot on its face with a small, furry, beige chick. Apr 9, 2010 | 3 minute read

          Fish and Wildlife Service conducts five-year status reviews of 10 Southeastern species

        63. Dec 3, 2009 | 3 minute read

          Service proposes Critical Habitat designation for the vermilion darter

        64. A prehistoric looking brown fish in a hand with a shovel shaped face. Sep 22, 2009 | 4 minute read

          Fish and Wildlife Service proposes Endangered Species Act protection for the shovelnose sturgeon

        65. A white breasted bird with a brown head and grey feathers. Sep 11, 2009 | 6 minute read

          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

        66. A small gopher tortoise with tan shell standing on sandy grass covered soil. Sep 9, 2009 | 4 minute read

          Federal finding means gopher tortoise status in the eastern portion of its range merits further review

        67. Thousands of ducks taking flight out of a marsh nearly cover the sky. Jul 31, 2009 | 6 minute read

          Liberal season proposed for upcoming late waterfowl season

        68. Six people wearing life preservers on a boat. Jun 9, 2009 | 7 minute read

          Secretary Salazar announces boating grants to 28 states to help keep waterways clean

        69. A small brown fish caught in a stream sitting in a plastic bin for measurement. Jun 6, 2009 | 5 minute read

          Fish and Wildlife Service conducts five-year status reviews of 23 Southeastern species

        70. Aug 31, 2005 | 1 minute read

          U.S Fish and Wildlife Service announces temporary closure of National Wildlife Refuges in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina

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