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2012 News Releases

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12/10/12 Fish and Wildlife Service, Kentucky Division of Forestry Sign Agreement Protecting Indiana Bats on State Forests
12/05/12 Prairie Gray Fox, Plains Spotted Skunk May Warrant Protection Under the Endangered Species Act; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Review Species’ Status
12/04/12 Plant One for Ouachita Campaign Aims for One Million Trees in Louisiana


11/29/12 Black Bear Found Dead in Avoyelles Parish - Reward now $6,000
11/14/12 Ultralight Whooping Cranes Soar into Walker County, Alabama on Their Way to Florida
11/09/12 Reward Offered for Investigation Assistance Relating to Third Red Wolf Death
11/05/12 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Ecologist Named to SETAC Board of Directors
11/01/12 Young Whooping Cranes Begin Fall Migration


10/30/12 New Project Leader for the South Arkansas National Wildlife Refuge Complex
10/26/12 $2,500 Reward Offered for Information on Second Red Wolf Death
10/15/12 Service Proposes to Protect Neosho Mucket and Rabbitsfoot under the Endangered Species Act
10/15/12 Service Identifies Habitat Essential to Five Endangered Southeastern Fishes
10/12/12 Scottsboro Man Sentenced for Trafficking Protected Reptiles
10/10/12 Service Proposes to Protect Three South Florida Plants Under the Endangered Species Act
10/09/12 Service Protects Eight Gulf Coast Mussels under the Endangered Species Act
10/03/12 Service Proposes to Protect the Fluted Kidneyshell and Slabside Pearlymussel under the Endangered Species Act
10/03/12 Service Protects Coquí Llanero Under the Endangered Species Act
10/03/12 Service Proposes to Protect the Florida Bonneted Bat Under the Endangered Species Act
10/01/12 Service Proposes to Protect the Spring Pygmy Sunfish and Designate Critical Habitat under the Endangered Species Act


09/19/12 Reward Offered for Investigation Assistance Relating to Red Wolf Death
09/17/12 Visit Your Southeastern National Wildlife Refuges: October 13-27, 2012
09/14/12 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Appoints New Whooping Crane Recovery Coordinator
09/13/12 Two Montgomery County North Carolina Dams Removed from the Little River Basin
09/04/12 Nearly $3 Million in Funding for the Southeast's Vanishing Longleaf Pine Forests Announced (on


08/27/12 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Completes Status Review of the Bay Skipper Butterfly
08/24/12 Snake Smuggler Busted in Orlando
08/23/12 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces $5.7 Million in State Wildlife Grants to Help Imperiled Species (National release)
08/14/12 Review will find if rare songbird needs Endangered Species Act protection
Bird winters in PR and migrates down Atlantic Coast through NC, SC, GA, FL
(National release)
08/14/12 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces More Than $33 Million in Grants to Support Land Acquisition and Conservation Planning for Endangered Species AL, FL, TN receive grants (National release)



07/25/12 West Virginia fish may become protected under Endangered Species Act (National release affecting KY)
07/25/12 Harpeth River Stream Restoration and Lowhead Dam Removal Project Starts Dam Demolition
07/18/12 New Project Leader for Three Eastern North Carolina Refuges
07/13/12 Restoring Wildlife Habitat on Desecheo Island
07/09/12 A Dozen Partners Restore One Ancient Ecosystem
07/03/12 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Says Listing Caribbean Mayten 'Not Warranted'



06/22/12 Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge Renamed Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge in Honor of Starkville Native
06/19/12 Fox & Friends story about steps to protect endangered Dusky Gopher Frog misses the mark
06/18/12 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Delisting of Magazine Mountain Shagreen – Another ESA Success Story Nears Completion
06/18/12 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Re-opens Comment Period on Proposal to Designate Critical Habitat for Puerto Rican Frog (on Caribbean ES website)
06/13/12 Emergency Action Underway to Protect Endangered Schaus Swallowtail Butterfly
06/11/12 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Critical Habitat Designation for Dusky Gopher Frog
06/06/12 New National Wildlife Refuge Proposed to Protect Some of Appalachia’s Rarest Places



05/31/12 New Deputy Refuge Supervisor for KY, TN, AR, LA
05/30/12 Home Values Higher near National Wildlife Refuges, New Study Finds
05/22/12 USFWS reviews interim plan for Woodruff Dam operations
05/22/12 Critical Wildlife Corridor Protected
05/17/12 U.S. Agencies Join Forces with First Lady and Dr. Biden to Honor and Support Military Families
05/09/12 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Initiates Status Review of the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake



04/27/12 New Project Leader for Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee and Choctaw National Wildlife Refuges
04/20/12 Ohio Youth Wins the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Competition
04/20/12 Conservation Effort in Northern Louisiana is Something to 'Quack' About
04/12/12 Draft Recovery Plan for the Alabama Sturgeon Available for Review
04/10/12 Southeast Region Brings in a Longleaf Champion
04/05/12 Miami Blue Butterfly Receives Federal Endangered Species Status
04/04/12 2012 Georgia Junior Duck Stamp Student Art Competition Winners Chosen Tuesday!



03/26/12 Final Recovery Plan Available for the Endangered Gentian Pinkroot
03/26/12 Service Estimates Economic Impacts of Critical Habitat Designation for Eight Southeastern Mussels
03/20/12 Meet the Southeast Region's 2011 Recovery Champions
03/15/12 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Improves Manatee Protection in King's Bay; Keeps Recreational Sport-zone Open 10 Weeks with Speed Limits
03/14/12 Interior Seeks Ideas to Further Strengthen Incentives and Voluntary Partnerships for Landowner Conservation of Wildlife
03/14/12 White-Nose Syndrome in Bats Confirmed in Alabama (links to news release on partner site,
03/07/12 Reward Offered for Information on Killing of a Bald Eagle in Lucedale, Mississippi - $2,500 to Help Identify the Shooter
03/06/12 Restoring Raccoon Creek (third party release)



02/24/12 Reward Doubled for Information in the Wounding of a Bald Eagle in Alabama - $5,000 to Help Find the Culprit
02/24/12 Jeff Weller to Lead U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Lafayette Office
02/22/12 Owner of Hill Ranch Hunting Sentenced for Baiting Mourning Doves for Hunters
02/16/12 Details Announced for Proposed Expansion of Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge and Comprehensive Conservation Plan
02/15/12 Salazar Applauds Passage of Legislation Naming Mississippi Refuge After Sam Hamilton
02/10/12 Ultralight-led Whooping Cranes Released at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge
02/10/12 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Hold Public Information Meeting on Proposed Critical Habitat for the Yellowcheek Darter



01/18/12 America's Great Outdoors: Salazar Announces Establishment of Everglades Headwaters NWR and Conservation Area
01/17/12 Salazar Announces Ban on Importation and Interstate Transportation of Four Giant Snakes that Threaten Everglades
01/13/12 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
01/11/12 Red River National Wildlife Refuge Opens Visitor and Education Center
01/06/12 Ultra-light-led Migration of Whooping Cranes on Hold in Alabama


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Last updated: December 10, 2012