Conservation in Mississippi

Threatened, Endangered and At-Risk Species

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        1. A computer rendering of the new visitors center on top of a grassy hill in front of a boardwalk.Oct 12, 2016

          U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Partners Break Ground on Theodore Roosevelt Visitor Center

        2. 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

        3. 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

        4. 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

        5. 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

        6. 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

        7. 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

        8. 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

        9. 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

        10. 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

        11. 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

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

          Recovery Plan for Endangered Frog Available

        13. 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

        14. 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

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

          Service announces public hearings on proposal to delist Louisiana black bear

        16. 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

        17. 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

        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. 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

        20. 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

        21. 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

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

          Service Proposes to List the Black Pinesnake as Threatened

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

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

        24. 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

        25. 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

        26. 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

        27. 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

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

          Service Proposes Endangered Status For Alabama Sturgeon

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

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

        30. 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

        31. 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

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

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

        33. 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

        34. 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

        35. Three men hold a bald eagles wings wide for measurement.Mar 7, 2012

          Reward Offered for Information on Killing of a Bald Eagle in Lucedale, Mississippi - $2,500 to Help Identify the Shooter

        36. Feb 15, 2012

          Salazar Applauds Passage of Legislation Naming Mississippi Refuge After Sam Hamilton

        37. 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

        38. An orange and brown butterfly specimen.Jul 12, 2011

          Service Initiates Status Review of Bay Skipper Butterfly

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

          Service Proposes Endangered Species Act Protection for Two Freshwater Mussels

        40. 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

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

          Fish and Wildlife Service proposes critical habitat for Mississippi gopher frog

        42. Banks of the Mississippi River.Jun 1, 2010

          Secretary Salazar Announces $35.7 Million for Refuge Acquisitions and Wetlands Grants for Migratory Birds

        43. An adult bald eagle soars in front of a bright blue skyApr 16, 2010

          Service Offers Reward for Information on Bald Eagle Shooting

        44. 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

        45. 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

        46. 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

        47. 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

        48. 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

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

          Liberal Season Proposed for Upcoming Late Waterfowl Season

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

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

        51. 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

        Species Profiles

        1. A Louisiana black bear standing in a grassy clearing

          Louisiana black bear

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