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    Information icon Palo de rosa in bloom; Photo credit – Omar Monsegur, USFWS.

    El Servicio Federal de Pesca y Vida Silvestre propone reclasificar a palo de rosa de especie en peligro de extinción a amenazada: Preguntas Frecuentes

    July 19, 2021 | 5 minute read

    Gracias a los exitosos esfuerzos de colaboradores locales el árbol de palo de rosa está en camino hacia la recuperación. Este árbol perenne, cuyo nombre en español describe su madera de color rosa y el cual ocurre en Puerto Rico y República Dominicana, ha mostrado mejoras sustanciales desde que fue incluido como una especie en peligro de extinción bajo la Ley Federal de Especies en Peligro (ESA, por sus siglas en inglés) en 1990.  Read the full story...

  • A small shorebird walking through a tide pool on the beach, with other shorebirds.
    Information icon Tagged red knot. Mispillion Harbor, Delaware. Credit: Gregory Breese,USFWS

    Agency Proposes Critical Habitat for Threatened Rufa Red Knot Shorebird

    July 14, 2021 | 4 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today a proposed rule to designate 649,066 acres of critical habitat across 13 states for the rufa red knot, a robin-sized shorebird that relies on U.S. Atlantic and Gulf coasts to fuel its remarkable migrations from the Canadian Arctic to the southern tip of South America. If finalized, the designation would not require federal agencies to expand their current approach in reviewing federal actions such as those involving recreation, development or other activities in rufa red knot habitat.  Read the full story...

  • A parrot mid-flight with vibrant green feathers, with blue feathering on the tip of the wings. And red feathers above the beak
    Information icon Puerto Rican Parrot in flight. Photo by Jan Paul Zegarra, Biologist, USFWS

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Conducts Five-year Status Reviews of 37 Southeastern Species

    July 13, 2021 | 3 minute read

    As part of the process mandated by the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will conduct five-year status reviews of 37 endangered or threatened fish, wildlife, and plants. These species are primarily found in the Southeastern United States and Puerto Rico, but are also known to occur in Delaware, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, Texas, and Virginia. The public is invited to provide information and comments concerning these species on or before September 13, 2021.  Read the full story...

  • A tiny white flower bloom amongst green large leaves.
    Information icon Palo de rosa in bloom; Photo credit – Omar Monsegur, USFWS.

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes to Reclassify Palo de Rosa from Endangered to Threatened

    July 13, 2021 | 4 minute read

    Thanks to successful efforts by local and federal partners, the palo de rosa tree is on the path to recovery. The evergreen tree whose Spanish name describes its pink-colored wood, located in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, has shown substantial improvements since it was listed as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in 1990. Based on a review of the best available scientific and commercial information, the U.  Read the full story...

  • Tiny yellow fish with brown speckling.
    Information icon Pearl darter. Photo credit: M. Wagner, USFWS.

    Service Proposes Critical Habitat for Threatened Pearl Darter in Mississippi

    July 12, 2021 | 5 minute read

    Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to designate critical habitat for the pearl darter, a small fish native to the Pascagoula River system of Mississippi and the Pearl River system of Mississippi and Louisiana. Pearl darters continue to survive in the Pascagoula River system but have not been seen in the Pearl River system for more than 40 years. “The protection of the pearl darter in 2017 under the Endangered Species Act paved the way for us to work together with our conservation partners in Mississippi on recovering the species,” said Leopoldo Miranda-Castro, the Service’s Regional Director.  Read the full story...

  • Draft Recovery Plan for Agave eggersiana

    July 7, 2021 | 1 minute read

    We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of the draft recovery plan for the Agave eggersiana, a plant listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. We request review and comment on this draft recovery plan from local, State, and Federal agencies; nongovernmental organizations; and the public. We must receive comments by by September 7, 2021. Obtaining documents: You may obtain a copy of the plan by contacting Maritza Vargas, by mail at U.  Read the full story...

  • A lone red wolf, head down, walks along the edge of a field at Alligator River NWR
    Information icon Red wolves once were found across much of the Southeastern United States. Today, about 20 live at Alligator River and Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuges. Photo by USFWS.

    Each one, much too important to lose

    July 1, 2021 | 7 minute read

    Update to original story Those words echoing again with news of yet two more roadway fatalities. More red wolves taken too soon. On the heels of the death of red wolf 2216, two more wolves are now victims of roadway deaths this year. Four red wolves no longer part of the pack. Recently released from an acclimation pen at Alligator River NWR, red wolves 2236, a male from the Wolf Conservation Center in New York, and 2310, a female from the Endangered Wolf Center in Missouri, were killed earlier this week.  Read the full story...

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