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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

          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

          Service crews head south

        6. Three men meet before deloying with heavy equipment. Sep 12, 2017

          Service assesses damage, starts cleanup

        7. Radar or Irma. Sep 11, 2017

          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

          Key deer among many Florida Keys species facing Irma

        9. A swirling cloud mass south of Florida. Sep 10, 2017

          Irma reaches Florida, heads north

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

          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

          Service prepares for Hurricane Irma

        13. Two men attach a tarp onto a damaged roof. Sep 8, 2017

          Tips for rebuilding

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

          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

          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

          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

          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

          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

          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

          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

          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

          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

          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

          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. Two large, white, Whooping cranes flying in for a landing on a small pond. Feb 10, 2012

          Ultralight-led whooping cranes released at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge

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

          Orangeburg National Fish Hatchery celebrates a century of conservation

        39. A white breasted bird with a brown head and grey feathers. Sep 11, 2009

          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

        40. A small gopher tortoise with tan shell standing on sandy grass covered soil. Sep 9, 2009

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

        41. Thousands of ducks taking flight out of a marsh nearly cover the sky. Jul 31, 2009

          Liberal season proposed for upcoming late waterfowl season

        42. 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

        43. 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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