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April 10, 2017 | 3 minute read
The Monito gecko is a resilient little critter. Living only on one small chunk of rock in the Caribbean Sea, the lizard has become so abundant that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is set to make a decision later this year about its listing status under the Endangered Species Act. Learn more...
January 9, 2018 | 5 minute read
What action is the Service taking? Following an in-depth status review, the Service is proposing to remove the Monito gecko from the federal list of endangered and threatened animals. The Service found that the species’ status has improved and it no longer meets the definition of either threatened or endangered. An adult Monito gecko is smaller than a human finger, and is known to exist on only one island in the world, off the coast of Puerto Rico. Learn more...
An endangered species recovery success story: Service proposes delisting Monito gecko following conservation collaboration
January 9, 2018 | 6 minute read
Bombs and artillery shells rained down on them for years, but they survived. Non-native rats preyed on them, but they endured. The Monito gecko is one resilient little lizard. Monito Island off the western coast of Puerto Rico. Map by Roy Hewitt, USFWS. Living only on one small chunk of rock in the Caribbean Sea, the gecko has weathered adversity and is now so abundant, the U. Read the full story...
Successful recovery and removal from Endangered Species Act of native Kentucky plant a victory for conservation partners
October 7, 2016 | 3 minute read
When Mike Oetker, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Deputy Regional Director, hiked with biologists from three agencies in the Daniel Boone National Forest, it only took a few minutes to understand why the white-haired goldenrod could be removed from the list of federally protected plants. Where the once-rare Kentucky plant had disappeared just a few years previous, it was now found blooming in abundance. Oetker’s observations have been validated scientifically by Service biologists, demonstrating recovery has been achieved. Read the full story...
Fish and Wildlife Service reopens the comment period on the proposed rule to delist the white-haired goldenrod
February 25, 2016 | 4 minute read
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reopening the comment period for 30 days on the proposed rule to delist the white haired goldenrod, a plant unique to eastern Kentucky. On September 1, 2015 (80 FR 52717), the Service proposed to remove the goldenrod from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants under the Endangered Species Act. White-haired goldenrod is being considered for delisting because the Service, Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, U. Read the full story...
June 12, 2015 | 2 minute read
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is holding two public hearings in Louisiana to give the public opportunities to comment on its May 21, proposal to delist the Louisiana black bear. The Service is seeking comments regarding biological data, relevant data concerning any threats, and the extent of federal and state protection and management that would be provided to the bear as a delisted species. Other requested comments concern current or planned activities that may impact or benefit the bear. Read the full story...
May 14, 2013 | 3 minute read
In the highest parts of Arkansas’ Ozarks, the slow-moving Magazine Mountain shagreen snail won the race to become the first invertebrate to be delisted under the Endangered Species Act. “Today we are excited to announce that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is delisting the Magazine Mountain shagreen,” said Cindy Dohner, Southeast Regional Director. “The recovery of this species was made possible through collaborative efforts of our partners at the U. Read the full story...
August 4, 2011 | 4 minute read
Thanks to the efforts of many partners who have worked together for more than 30 years to expand and protect this sunflower’s colonies, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is removing the Tennessee purple coneflower from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants in 30 days, by September 2, 2011. This plant is found in the limestone barrens and cedar glades of Davidson, Rutherford, and Wilson Counties. Read the full story...
August 12, 2010 | 5 minute read
The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service today proposed removing the Tennessee purple coneflower from the list of threatened and endangered species, marking the success of a decades-long cooperative conservation effort under the Endangered Species Act. The rule was published in today’s Federal Register, and the public is invited to comment on the proposal for the next 60 days until October 12, 2010. “More than 30 years of protecting and expanding Tennessee purple coneflower colonies finally brought success to the Service and its conservation partners, ” said Cindy Dohner, the Service’s Southeast Regional Director. Read the full story...