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Bright orange and red leaves on wide-based tree trunks emerging from a swamp.
Bald cypress forest in autumn at Santee National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Marc Epstein, USFWS.

Conservation in South Carolina

Threatened, Endangered and At-Risk Species

        Press Releases

        1. Mar 20, 2018 | 4 minute read

          Secretary Zinke announces more that $1.1 billion for sportsmen and conservation

        2. A tiny yellow/orange frog with big round eyes. Mar 9, 2018 | 3 minute read

          Fish and Wildlife Service conducts five-year status reviews of eight southeastern species

        3. A cluster of carnivorious plant heads with bright red/orange mouths. Dec 19, 2017 | 5 minute read

          Bat, snail, and popular plant may need endangered species protection

        4. An older man points to the sky with a child. Nov 7, 2017 | 4 minute read

          U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service expands hunting and fishing opportunities at 10 national wildlife refuges

        5. A group of USFWS personnel in a circle for a meeting. Sep 13, 2017 | 2 minute read

          Service crews head south

        6. Three men meet before deloying with heavy equipment. Sep 12, 2017 | 3 minute read

          Service assesses damage, starts cleanup

        7. Radar or Irma. Sep 11, 2017 | 2 minute read

          Irma continues its assault on Southeast

        8. A deer similar in appearance to a white-tailed deer, but much smaller in size Sep 11, 2017 | 4 minute read

          Key deer among many Florida Keys species facing Irma

        9. A swirling cloud mass south of Florida. Sep 10, 2017 | 2 minute read

          Irma reaches Florida, heads north

        10. A massive spinning cloud mass between Cuba and the Bahamas. Sep 9, 2017 | 2 minute read

          Irma aims at Keys, Georgia, Alabama

        11. A biologist looks out at the destruction and fallen vegetation outside the gate of the aviary. Sep 8, 2017 | 1 minute read

          Friday Hurricane Irma roundup

        12. Satellite image of huge hurricane between Florida and Puerto Rico. Sep 8, 2017 | 2 minute read

          Service prepares for Hurricane Irma

        13. Two men attach a tarp onto a damaged roof. Sep 8, 2017 | 2 minute read

          Tips for rebuilding

        14. A massive hurricane threatens Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Sep 7, 2017 | 4 minute read

          Hurricane Irma: How we are responding

        15. Spanish moss covers the branches of mature live oak trees. Aug 9, 2017 | 5 minute read

          Secretary Zinke expands hunting and fishing opportunities at 10 national wildlife refuges

        16. A mature bald eagle with white head and dark brown feathers perched on a dead tree limb just over a giant nest. Jul 20, 2017 | 2 minute read

          Federal and state officials request assistance in investigation of bald eagle nest destruction

        17. A small brown bat on the roof of a cave with a fuzzy white fungus on its nose. Jul 17, 2017 | 3 minute read

          Fish and Wildlife Service directs money to Southeast to fight bat disease

        18. A young woman in waders fishing in a shallow river. Jun 14, 2017 | 2 minute read

          Interior Secretary Zinke announces $1.1 billion in funding for state wildlife agencies; more than $243 million to Southeast U.S.

        19. Four manatees and a school of fish assemble under crystal clear water. Mar 30, 2017 | 4 minute read

          Manatee reclassified from endangered to threatened as habitat improves and population expands - existing federal protections remain in place

        20. A gopher tortoise walking through an open pine habitat. Mar 24, 2017 | 2 minute read

          Service, Department of Defense adopt credit strategy for Southeast installations benefiting gopher tortoise and other species

        21. A yellow and black bumble bee perched on a white flower. Jan 10, 2017 | 4 minute read

          In a race against extinction, rusty patched bumble bee is listed as endangered

        22. Tall stems extending from the forest floor give way to bright white dangling flowers. Sep 13, 2016 | 5 minute read

          Southeastern orchid placed on federal threatened and endangered species list

        23. Tall stems extending from the forest floor give way to bright white dangling flowers. Apr 14, 2016 | 2 minute read

          U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service eeopens comment period on proposal to list the white-fringeless orchid as threatened

        24. Red-cockaded woodpecker flying from its nest. Nov 6, 2015 | 4 minute read

          Service, states, celebrate 20th anniversary of the safe harbor program offering voluntary land management agreements with private landowners

        25. A black white and orange snake with red eyes coiled on fallen leaves. Sep 17, 2015 | 3 minute read

          Fish and Wildlife Service seeks more information on five species

        26. Tall stems extending from the forest floor give way to bright white dangling flowers. Sep 14, 2015 | 6 minute read

          Fish and Wildlife Service proposes adding white fringeless orchid to threatened and endangered species list

        27. A small brown bat on the roof of a cave with a fuzzy white fungus on its nose. Jul 1, 2015 | 3 minute read

          Service awards grants to 35 states, District of Columbia for work on deadly bat disease

        28. A dark colored salamander with white spots on its stomach and sides. Jun 30, 2015 | 3 minute read

          Federal wildlife officials respond to a petition to list dozens of species under the Endangered Species Act

        29. A black bear marches across a farm field after a harvest. Jun 5, 2015 | 3 minute read

          Service Southeast Region formally ends the evaluation process for the possible use of genetically modified crops on national wildlife refuges

        30. A butterfly covered in white spots with orange and yellow wings perched on a purple flower. Jun 2, 2015 | 4 minute read

          Service provides $5.7 million in grants to help conserve monarch butterflies and other at-risk species in 11 states

        31. Six people wearing life preservers on a boat. May 13, 2015 | 5 minute read

          Service awards more than $16 million to support clean waters and recreational boating through clean vessel act grants

        32. A brown bird with long slender neck and legs takes flight. Nov 14, 2014 | 3 minute read

          Migratory bird conservation commission waterfowl, approves $28 million to conserve shorebirds and other species in 16 states

        33. A strange looking salamander with horns. Sep 22, 2014 | 5 minute read

          Fish and Wildlife Service conducts five-year status reviews of 27 Southeastern species

        34. Ten to twenty bright purple flowers emerge from thick vegetation. Sep 17, 2014 | 4 minute read

          Conservation efforts help keep Georgia aster off Endangered Species List

        35. Ten to twenty bright purple flowers emerge from thick vegetation. May 14, 2014 | 2 minute read

          Partners to sign agreement to conserve rare plant

        36. A red breasted shorebird with black and white markings on its back. Apr 4, 2014 | 4 minute read

          Service reopens comment period on proposal to protect red knot under Endangered Species Act

        37. A small brown bat on the roof of a cave with a fuzzy white fungus on its nose. Mar 11, 2013 | 3 minute read

          Bat disease white-nose syndrome confirmed in South Carolina

        38. Two large, white, Whooping cranes flying in for a landing on a small pond. Feb 10, 2012 | 3 minute read

          Ultralight-led whooping cranes released at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge

        39. Sign at the entrance of the hatchery. Sep 19, 2011 | 3 minute read

          Orangeburg National Fish Hatchery celebrates a century of conservation

        40. A white breasted bird with a brown head and grey feathers. Sep 11, 2009 | 6 minute read

          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

        41. A small gopher tortoise with tan shell standing on sandy grass covered soil. Sep 9, 2009 | 4 minute read

          Federal finding means gopher tortoise status in the eastern portion of its range merits further review

        42. Thousands of ducks taking flight out of a marsh nearly cover the sky. Jul 31, 2009 | 6 minute read

          Liberal season proposed for upcoming late waterfowl season

        43. Storm surge from the ocean cuts through a barrier island. Jun 29, 2009 | 4 minute read

          Service will host public meetings on coastal barrier resources system pilot project units

        44. A bright yellow bird with a downward curved beak perched on a tree branch. Apr 20, 2009 | 4 minute read

          Interior Secretary Salazar announces award of $9 million in grants to states for imperiled species Conservation

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