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  • New regional director to head southeastern conservation efforts Fish and Wildlife Service

    December 10, 2018 | 2 minute read

    Service officials announced late last month that Leopoldo “Leo” Miranda will head the Service’s Southeast Region. The tract encompasses 10 southeastern states as well as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Read the full story...

  • A small, long fish with dark spots and a long dorsal fin in an aquarium.
    Pearl darter. Photo by Conservation Fisheries, Inc., JR Shute.

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

    September 19, 2017 | 3 minute read

    It has been more than 40 years since the Pearl darter – a small, snub-nosed fish – lived in the Pearl River system in Louisiana and Mississippi. Today, it is only found in the Pascagoula River system in Mississippi and poor water quality is taking a toll on the tiny fish. To safeguard this species, the Service has added the Pearl darter to the list of protected wildlife under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  Read the full story...

  • A small, long fish with dark spots and a long dorsal fin in an aquarium.
    Pearl darter. Photo by Conservation Fisheries, Inc.

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

    September 20, 2016 | 4 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has determined the pearl darter is likely to be at risk of becoming endangered within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range. Therefore, the Service proposes to add this small, snub-nosed fish to the list of protected wildlife as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). At the same time, the Service has concluded that critical habitat cannot be determined because additional information is needed to complete the required analyses of potential impacts from a proposed designation.  Read the full story...

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