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  • Hundreds of shore birds line a sand bank with yellow oil boom in the background.

    Restoring a buffet for birds on North Breton Island

    February 6, 2019 | 4 minute readAny mention of Louisiana frequently d conjures up images of delicious Cajun and Creole food – po’boys, gumbo, jambalaya and more. “Barrier islands” probably won’t pop into most people’s heads. But these islands are vitally important because they protect Louisiana communities from the impact of storms by acting like speed bumps, absorbing wind and wave energy. In addition, they provide essential habitat for birds and other wildlife. North Breton Island, part of the Breton National Wildlife Refuge, is one such barrier island. Learn more...

    North Breton Island, like many barrier islands, provides habitat for a wide range of bird species. Photo by Greg Thompson, USFWS.

  • A sandy beach with a tuft of vegetation following a jetty.

    A sanctuary for at-risk birds

    July 12, 2017 | 3 minute readWolf Island National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia – It rained heavily the night before, and the puffy white clouds on the horizon presaged more storms heading for the Georgia coast. At 7 am., with the tide receding, Tim Keyes hustled the Carolina Skiff into the Altamaha Sound where the same-name river meets the sea. Destination: the low-lying barrier islands off limits to the public, but teeming with at-risk, threatened and endangered birds. Learn more...

    Wolf Island. Photo by Nicole Vidal, USFWS.

  • The sun sets over a lush green marsh cut in half by a calm brackish channel.

    Many partners work together to protect “the Amazon of the South” for generations to come

    July 12, 2017 | 13 minute readIt meanders 137 miles through the wild heart of Georgia, a blackwater beauty that nourishes longleaf pine forests, cypress swamps, saltwater estuaries and the barrier islands that protect the Atlantic coast and migratory birds alike. Learn more...

    Salt marsh along the Altamaha River. Photo by Nicole Vidal, USFWS.

News

  • A large grey bird flying in front of a bright blue sky.

    May 19th is Endangered Species Day

    May 19, 2017 | 4 minute readEndangered Species Day was created by a Senate resolution in 2006 to encourage “the people of the United States to become educated about, and aware of, threats to species, success stories in species recovery, and the opportunity to promote species conservation worldwide.” It has since been celebrated in more than a dozen other countries as well. Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is proud to celebrate this annual day, and to honor the recovery work being done under the Endangered Species Act, (ESA) which protects endangered and threatened species and the ecosystems upon which they depend, and helps them recover. Read the full story...

    Brown pelican. Photo by Jon. D. Anderson CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

  • Two gloved workers wearing protective glasses soap up and clean an oiled bird.

    First two birds, oiled from the Gulf spill, readied for release at Pelican National Wildlife Refuge

    May 9, 2010 | 3 minute readThe first two oiled birds found in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have been cleaned and are now recovered and ready for release. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will release the birds at 4 p.m. Monday, May 10, at Pelican National Wildlife Refuge on the Atlantic coast northeast of Vero Beach, Florida. Media wishing to cover the release of the birds should be at Centennial Tower in the refuge by 3:30 p. Read the full story...

    Two workers clean an oiled northern gannet. Photo by Bonnie Strawser, USFWS.

  • Hundreds of brown pelicans cover a vegetated beach.

    Brown pelican populations recovered, removed from Endangered Species List

    November 11, 2009 | 4 minute readWASHINGTON, D.C. - Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks Tom Strickland and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Sam Hamilton today announced that the brown pelican, a species once decimated by the pesticide DDT, has recovered and is being removed from the list of threatened and endangered species under the Endangered Species Act. “At a time when so many species of wildlife are threatened, we once in a while have an opportunity to celebrate an amazing success story,” Salazar said. Read the full story...

    Brown pelicans sitting on nests at Breton Island National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Greg Thompson, USFWS.

Podcasts

  • Two gloved workers wearing protective glasses soap up and clean an oiled bird.

    Oil spill impacts that may be felt in the mountains

    May 25, 2010 | 2 minute readTranscript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. The Deep Horizon oil spill continues to make headlines as oil keeps pouring into the Gulf of Mexico and the slick spreads. In a glimmer of good news, the Fish and Wildlife Service recently reported that the first two oiled birds found in the oil spill, a northern gannet and a brown pelican, were cleaned and released at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, safely on the east coast of Florida. Learn more...

    Two workers clean an oiled northern gannet. Photo by Bonnie Strawser, USFWS.

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