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February 8, 2017 | 3 minute read
Scientists recently proposed that 17 species including the Ouachita madtom, a whiskery fish found in Arkansas, be removed from a petition that had called for its protection under the Endangered Species Act. Learn more...
March 10, 2016 | 3 minute read
A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist-turned-project leader recalls efforts throughout his career to recover the Louisiana black bear. Learn more...
October 6, 2016 | 6 minute read
Responding to requests to add them to the federal threatened and endangered species list, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has concluded that the Louisville cave beetle, Tatum Cave beetle, black mudalia, sicklefin redhorse, Arkansas darter, and highlands tiger beetle do not need such protection. A plant species, Hirst Brothers’ panic grass listing is not warranted as it has been determined that it is not a taxonomically distinct species and does not meet the definition of a species under the Endangered Species Act. Read the full story...
September 13, 2016 | 3 minute read
A Caribbean skink and a Florida lizard need more study to determine whether they need to be included on the federal list of endangered and threatened species. More scientific and commercial information will be compiled for the Lesser Virgin Islands skink found in and around St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands as well as the Florida scrub lizard found in central and south Florida. The U. Read the full story...
May 4, 2016 | 3 minute read
The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service is improving wildlife habitat conservation capacity at Cache River National Wildlife Refuge by acquiring lands from willing landowners. This will benefit wintering waterfowl, migratory birds and other native fish and wildlife, and also increase opportunities for public access. This year the Service was awarded $1.391 million from the Migratory Bird Conservation Fund and $1 million from North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA). These funds enabled the Service to purchase 978 acres of habitat in Prairie and Monroe Counties, Arkansas to be incorporated into the refuge. Read the full story...
April 25, 2016 | 1 minute read
In order to improve customer service to hunters, streamline operations, and reduce administrative costs associated with refuge hunt programs, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces the start of online hunt permit sales for quota deer hunting on Bald Knob, Cache River, Holla Bend and Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuges. We will no longer accept money orders, applications or permit requests through the mail. An active link will be provided on our refuge website by June 1st. Read the full story...
March 15, 2016 | 2 minute read
Today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a batch of 90-day findings affecting a variety of species across the nation. Biologists have determined the following species found in the southeastern United States do not require further review for federal protection at this time: Cheoah bald salamander in North Carolina Monito skink in Puerto Rico Southern dusky salamander in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and possibly South Carolina South Mountain gray-cheeked salamander in North Carolina. Read the full story...
September 17, 2015 | 3 minute read
Today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) published a batch of 90-day findings in response to a variety of petitions to protect 25 species under the Endangered Species Act. Six of those species are found in the Southeast, and the petition for one species, the Cahaba pebblesnail, was found to be not substantial. The snail will not be given further consideration for federal protection at this time. Petitions for five species, including the blue calamintha bee, Florida pine snake, regal fritillary, rusty patched bumblebee and the short-tailed snake, were found to be substantial. Read the full story...
Fish and Wildlife Service announces $37.2 million in grants to boost state endangered species conservation efforts
August 13, 2015 | 8 minute read
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced $37.2 million in grants to 20 states to support conservation planning and acquisition of vital habitat for threatened and endangered species across the nation. The grants, awarded through the Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund, will benefit numerous species, ranging from the Cahaba shiner to the red-cockaded woodpecker. Five southeasterm states received a combined total of $4,112,981 in grants - - Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Read the full story...