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  • A dozen large birds on the edge of a mangrove island.
    Information icon Brown pelican chicks on mangrove island. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS.

    How to manage 45 important coastal species in the face of environmental changes

    October 3, 2017 | 3 minute read

    Salt marshes, mangrove forests, and barrier beaches are home to a diversity of wildlife species, and when these coastal ecosystems are intact and functional, they benefit communities as well as wildlife.  Read the full story...

  • A white bird with angular wings and a dark head.
    Sooty Tern. Photo by Peter Kappes.

    Service releases climate change strategy for public review and comment

    September 23, 2009 | 6 minute read

    ATLANTA, GA — On coastal North Carolinas federal wildlife refuges, shorelines are receding and barrier islands are narrowing. In the Florida Keys, the sooty tern, a sea bird, is showing up to breed three to four months earlier than usual. Inland, invasive plants such as Alligator Weed are crowding out more desirable food for ducks and geese on refuges in Tennessee and northern Alabama. These signs, and many others, are consistent with the science on global warming.  Read the full story...

  • Five birds with bright green markings on the side of their head on wing tips swimming.
    Green-winged teal ducks at Red River National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Ronnie Maum, USFWS volunteer.

    Conservation funds GO ZERO® program goes gold with CCB

    June 1, 2009 | 5 minute read

    The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Environmental Synergy Inc. (ESI) announced today that a 1,182-acre forest carbon sequestration project along Louisiana’s Red River has received Gold Level Validation, the highest level available under the Go Zero® standards. Supported by donations from The Conservation Fund’s Go Zero® program, the project, known as the Red River Restoration Initiative, is helping to restore and protect native forestland at the Red River National Wildlife Refuge, benefiting wildlife and people alike.  Read the full story...

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