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2016 News Releases

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July

7/22/16 UCF to Establish Permanent Sea Turtle Research Field Station on Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge
7/22/16 Corps and Service Agree On Actions for Conserving Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow and Restoring Balance to Everglades Ecosystem
Restoration efforts already underway must happen faster to protect water, wildlife habitat and other natural resources
7/6/16 Longleaf Pine Forests and Ecosystems Across the Southeast Receive $4.3 Million in Funding for Restoration Activities
21 Projects in Eight States to Benefit from Longleaf Stewardship Fund
7/5/16 Federal protection of tiny snail not needed


June

6/21/16 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Lists the Elfin-Woods Warbler as a Threatened Species with Exemptions for Shade Coffee
Also Proposes Critical Habitat and Releases Economic Analysis
6/6/16 Three Orangeburg Men Sentenced for Killing Hawks at South Carolina Hunting Preserve (on Justice.gov)


May

5/12/16 WANTED: Information about a Bald Eagle Killed in Hamilton Co, Tennessee
$2,500 Reward Offered for Information Leading to a Conviction
5/11/16 First Captive-Bred Florida Grasshopper Sparrow Chicks Hatched
Among North America’s Most Endangered Birds
5/11/16 Service Awards Nearly $14 Million in Clean Vessel Act Grants
Funding supports clean waters and recreational boating
5/4/16 Cache River National Wildlife Refuge Adds Lands for Wildlife Conservation


April

4/29/16 $7,500 Reward Offered for Information in Death of a Bald Eagle in Boligee, Alabama
4/27/16 Discovering the First Observed Mississippi Sandhill Crane Nest of the Season
4/25/16 Protections Finalized for Threatened Northern Long-Eared Bats
Regulations focus on significant threats to the species so conservation efforts can be focused where they have the greatest effect
4/22/16 Federal and State Officials Request Assistance in Investigation of Red Wolf Death
4/20/16 Secretary Jewell Announces Nearly $49 Million in Grants to Protect Waterfowl, Other Bird Species in United States, Canada and Mexico
Funding Announcement Comes on Heels of Major Conservation Speech Focused on Next Century of Healthy Public Lands, Waters & Wildlife
4/19/16 Services Revise Proposal for Improving Endangered Species Act Petition Process
Proposal designed to improve quality of listing petitions and promote coordination between state and federal wildlife agencies
4/14/16 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Reopens Comment Period On Proposal to List the White Fringeless Orchid as Threatened
4/7/16 2016 Georgia Junior Duck Stamp Student Art Competition Winners Chosen!
4/6/16 Endangered Species Act Protections Finalized for Two Appalachian Crayfishes in Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia
Biologists seek partners to conserve Guyandotte River, Big Sandy crayfishes
4/4/16 New Information Shows Sprague’s Pipit Does Not Require Federal Protection


March

3/30/16 Searching for the Northern Long-eared Bat at Unexpected Places
3/24/16 April Happenings at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery
3/21/16 Service Distributes Nearly $50 Million to Support State Wildlife Conservation Projects
3/18/16 Getting to Know Dr. Keith Weaver
3/17/16 Recreational Boating Communities in 32 States Receive $14 Million Boost for Infrastructure Projects
Grants from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provide outdoor recreation opportunities, create jobs, help keep waterways clean
3/15/16 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Public Comment on Draft Revised Recovery Plan for Northern Great Plains Piping Plover Population
3/15/16 Additional Information on Six Petitioned Species Including Three Salamanders, One Lizard, and Two Insects Found in the Southeast
3/10/16 The Teddy Bear is Back: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Delists Louisiana Black Bear Due To Recovery
Milestone highlights successful partnerships between states, private landowners, conservation groups, universities and federal agencies in saving the animal that inspired creation of the “teddy bear”
3/8/16 Bald Eagle Killed in Grand Rivers, Kentucky $2,500 Reward Offered for Information Leading to a Conviction
3/4/16 Fish and Wildlife Service, N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission Strengthen Collaboration to Improve the Lake’s Health & Boost Outdoor Recreation at Mattamuskeet NWR


February

2/29/16 Reward Offered for Information Regarding the Killing of a Bald Eagle in Polk County, Georgia
2/25/16 Fish and Wildlife Service Reopens the Comment Period on the Proposed Rule to Delist the White Haired Goldenrod
2/23/16 Power Companies, Tribe, Agencies Take Steps to Save Rare Fish
2/23/16 March Happenings at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery
2/18/16 Do Me a FAVOR: Friends And Volunteers of the Refuges are Critical Link in Wildlife Conservation
2/11/16 Fish and Wildlife Service, N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission Strengthen Collaboration to Improve the Lake’s Health & Boost Outdoor Recreation at Mattamuskeet NWR
2/9/16 Go Wild in the Florida Keys: Outdoor Fest Offers Four Days of Fun in Four Wildlife Refuges


January

1/21/16 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Designates Critical Habitat for Two South Florida Cacti
Also Releases Economic Analysis
1/20/16 Revised Policy Strengthens Service–Native American Tribal Collaboration for Conservation of Shared Natural Heritage
1/14/16 Service Announces Draft Methodology for Prioritizing Endangered Species Act Status Reviews
Process will ensure species in greatest need are addressed first, provide predictability and transparency and foster stakeholder engagement
1/13/16 Protections Finalized for Threatened Northern Long-Eared Bats
Regulations focus on significant threats to the species so conservation efforts can be focused where they have the greatest effect
1/12/16 Get Wild in the Four Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges with the First Annual Outdoor Fest, March 17th-20th
1/11/16 Get Wild in the Four Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges with the First Annual Outdoor Fest, March 17th-20th
1/11/16 Fish and Wildlife Service Reviews Petition for Seven Species Found in Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands
1/7/16 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Reclassify West Indian Manatee from Endangered to Threatened
Endangered Species Act Protections Helped Rescue Beloved Southeastern Sea Cow from Brink of Extinction; Service will Continue to Lead Conservation Actions to Increase Species Population, Reduce Threats & Improve Habitat Conditions

 

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Last updated: July 27, 2016