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  • A butterfly covered in white spots with orange and yellow wings perched on a purple flower.
    Information icon A monarch butterfly on a purple plant with bright colors in the background. Photo by Christine Lisiewski.

    Service distributes nearly $50 million to support state wildlife conservation projects

    March 21, 2016 | 3 minute read

    Species across the nation will benefit from almost $50 million in funding allocated to state wildlife agencies by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service through the State Wildlife Grants (SWG) program. The program provides critical support for imperiled species and habitats listed in approved State Wildlife Action Plans. All 50 state and U.S. territorial wildlife agencies have such plans, which proactively protect species in greatest conservation need. “State wildlife agencies are critical in protecting America’s wild places and the animals that live there.  Read the full story...

  • A monarch butterfly perched on a bushy plant with bright yellow flowers.
    Monarch fueling up for migration. Photo by Lilibeth Serrano, USFWS.

    Fish and Wildlife Service and the Wildlife Habitat Council partner to save monarchs

    June 17, 2015 | 3 minute read

    Monarch populations have drastically declined over the past several years. To advance efforts to save this beautiful orange and black butterfly and its habitat, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) are joining forces with a new cooperative agreement over the next two years to benefit the Monarch butterfly. Since 1988, WHC has promoted habitat conservation and management on corporate lands through partnerships and education.  Read the full story...

  • A butterfly covered in white spots with orange and yellow wings perched on a purple flower.
    Information icon A monarch butterfly on a purple plant with bright colors in the background. Photo by Christine Lisiewski.

    Fish and Wildlife Service partners with Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail to save the monarch butterfly

    June 15, 2015 | 3 minute read

    Plains, Georgia – The Monarch butterfly got a boost today. As part of a broad, national effort to conserve habitat for the declining Monarch butterfly, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is joining forces with former President Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter and investing $130,000 to expand the Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail. The Service’s Southeast Regional Director Cindy Dohner announced the partnership to restore important habitat for the butterfly at a monarch conservation workshop attended by educators from around Georgia.  Read the full story...

  • A butterfly covered in white spots with orange and yellow wings perched on a purple flower.
    Information icon A monarch butterfly on a purple plant with bright colors in the background. Photo by Christine Lisiewski.

    Service provides $5.7 million in grants to help conserve monarch butterflies and other at-risk species in 11 states

    June 2, 2015 | 4 minute read

    Washington, D.C. — The monarch butterfly, Topeka shiner and gopher tortoise are among the imperiled species that will benefit from $5.7 million in grants to 11 states through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Competitive State Wildlife Grants program. The grants focus on large-scale conservation projects to conserve and recover species of greatest conservation need and their habitats. They will be matched by more than $2.9 million in non-federal funds from states and their partners.  Read the full story...

Podcasts

  • A white, black and yellow caterpillar.
    Information icon Monarch caterpillar. Photo by Edward K. Boggess, USFWS.

    Monarch conservation

    February 23, 2016 | 1 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. The monarch is probably America’s best known butterfly, and the subject of extensive conservation efforts as it has experienced a dramatic decline in recent years, to the point the Fish and Wildlife Service has been asked to place it on the endangered species list. Key to monarch conservation is milkweed. It’s the sole plant used by monarch caterpillars, thus essential for the monarch to complete its life cycle.  Learn more...

  • An orange and black butterfly perched on a purple flower.
    Monarch butterfly. Photo by Tim Lenz, CC BY 2.0.

    Monarch conservation fund

    February 16, 2016 | 2 minute read

    Transcript While monarch butterflies are found across the United States — as recently as 1996 numbering some 1 billion — their numbers have declined by approximately 90 percent in recent years, a result of numerous threats. Recently, the Fish and Wildlife Service joined the National Wildlife Federation and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation in launching a campaign aimed at saving the declining butterfly. A significant part of the effort is simply to engage people to protect and restore monarch habitat here in the United States – especially planting native milkweed and nectar plants, the butterfly’s primary food sources in breeding and migration habitats.  Learn more...

  • A monarch butterfly perched on a bushy plant with bright yellow flowers.
    Monarch fueling up for migration. Photo by Lilibeth Serrano, USFWS.

    Pollinator garden success

    August 31, 2015 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature Staff at the Asheville-based non-profit Monarch Rescue recently reported that monarch butterfly eggs and caterpillars were found at a pollinator garden they worked with students to install at Yancey County’s Mountain Heritage High School. The high-school pollinator garden is one of 100 sties recently added to the Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trial. The trail, established in April 2013, raises awareness of the monarch’s plight and encourages the conservation of butterflies and their habitats.  Learn more...

  • A butterfly covered in white spots with orange and yellow wings perched on a purple flower.
    Information icon A monarch butterfly on a purple plant with bright colors in the background. Photo by Christine Lisiewski.

    Tennessee supports monarchs

    June 8, 2015 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Features. On the heels of numerous pollinator gardens being installed in western North Carolina, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced a major effort to help save monarch butterflies. The agency, along with the National Wildlife Federation, Tennessee Wildlife Federation, Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation, Mississippi River Corridor and The Nature Conservancy are partnering with Roundstone Native Seed Company to save the butterflies.  Learn more...

  • A butterfly covered in white spots with orange and yellow wings perched on a purple flower.
    Information icon A monarch butterfly on a purple plant with bright colors in the background. Photo by Christine Lisiewski.

    Monarch butterfly conservation

    May 11, 2015 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. In the wake of dramatically declining populations, last year the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was asked to place the monarch butterfly on the endangered species list, beginning a process of reviewing data and scientific literature to determine if listing is warranted. However, people aren’t waiting for that final decision, and instead are proactively working to boost monarch numbers. The Asheville-based Monarch Rescue is among those leading the charge in the Southern Appalachians, funded in part by the Fish and Wildlife Service.  Learn more...

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