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  • Yellow wildflwoers
    Information icon A Florida golden aster. Photo credit: B.J. Maynard.

    Fort De Soto and the Florida Golden Aster

    August 3, 2021 | 2 minute read

    The rare, and lovely, Florida golden aster has many friends and, now, some money to help the endangered species on the road to recovery. Tiffany Lane, worked with land managers from Fort De Soto Park and biologists from the Rare Plant Conservation Program at Bok Tower Gardens to study and preserve the short-lived perennial that’s found in only five counties in the Tampa Bay region. Bok Towers received $22,000 from the Coastal program to go along with $21,500 in matching funds.  Learn more...

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  • A green, leafy fern branch being held held by a biologist.
    Information icon Adiantum vivesii by Jennifer Possley at Fairchild Botanical Garden.

    El Servicio propone remover un helecho puertorriqueño de la lista de plantas amenazadas y en peligro de extinción

    July 30, 2021 | 3 minute read

    Hoy, el Servicio Federal de Pesca y Vida Silvestre propone remover a Adiantum vivesii de la Ley de Especies en Peligro de Extinción (ESA, por sus siglas en inglés). Después de una revisión de la mejor data científica y comercial disponible, incluyendo la revisión de estatus de la especie de 5 años, el Servicio ha determinado que Adiantum vivesii es un híbrido estéril de dos especies de helechos comunes. Por consiguiente, no cumple con la definición legal de una especie bajo la ESA.  Read the full story...

  • A green, leafy fern branch being held held by a biologist.
    Information icon Adiantum vivesii by Jennifer Possley at Fairchild Botanical Garden.

    Service Proposes Removal of Puerto Rican Fern from List of Threatened and Endangered Plants

    July 30, 2021 | 2 minute read

    Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to remove the Adiantum vivesii from the Endangered Species Act (ESA). After a review of the best available scientific and commercial data, including the 5-year status review, the Service has found that Adiantum vivesii is a sterile hybrid of two common fern species. As such, it does not meet the statutory definition of a species under the ESA. “The Service’s work is grounded in thorough, objective science with a goal of conserving natural resources for future generations.  Read the full story...

  • A tiny white flower bloom amongst green large leaves.
    Information icon Palo de rosa in bloom; Photo credit – Omar Monsegur, USFWS.

    El Servicio Federal de Pesca y Vida Silvestre propone reclasificar a palo de rosa de especie en peligro de extinción a amenazada: Preguntas Frecuentes

    July 19, 2021 | 5 minute read

    Gracias a los exitosos esfuerzos de colaboradores locales el árbol de palo de rosa está en camino hacia la recuperación. Este árbol perenne, cuyo nombre en español describe su madera de color rosa y el cual ocurre en Puerto Rico y República Dominicana, ha mostrado mejoras sustanciales desde que fue incluido como una especie en peligro de extinción bajo la Ley Federal de Especies en Peligro (ESA, por sus siglas en inglés) en 1990.  Read the full story...

  • A parrot mid-flight with vibrant green feathers, with blue feathering on the tip of the wings. And red feathers above the beak
    Information icon Puerto Rican Parrot in flight. Photo by Jan Paul Zegarra, Biologist, USFWS

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Conducts Five-year Status Reviews of 37 Southeastern Species

    July 13, 2021 | 3 minute read

    As part of the process mandated by the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will conduct five-year status reviews of 37 endangered or threatened fish, wildlife, and plants. These species are primarily found in the Southeastern United States and Puerto Rico, but are also known to occur in Delaware, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, Texas, and Virginia. The public is invited to provide information and comments concerning these species on or before September 13, 2021.  Read the full story...

  • A tiny white flower bloom amongst green large leaves.
    Information icon Palo de rosa in bloom; Photo credit – Omar Monsegur, USFWS.

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes to Reclassify Palo de Rosa from Endangered to Threatened

    July 13, 2021 | 4 minute read

    Thanks to successful efforts by local and federal partners, the palo de rosa tree is on the path to recovery. The evergreen tree whose Spanish name describes its pink-colored wood, located in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, has shown substantial improvements since it was listed as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in 1990. Based on a review of the best available scientific and commercial information, the U.  Read the full story...

  • Draft Recovery Plan for Agave eggersiana

    July 7, 2021 | 1 minute read

    We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of the draft recovery plan for the Agave eggersiana, a plant listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. We request review and comment on this draft recovery plan from local, State, and Federal agencies; nongovernmental organizations; and the public. We must receive comments by by September 7, 2021. Obtaining documents: You may obtain a copy of the plan by contacting Maritza Vargas, by mail at U.  Read the full story...

  • A patch of yellow wildflowers.
    Information icon Florida golden aster. Photo credit B. J. Maynard

    Florida Golden Aster Proposed for Delisting Thanks to Three Decades of Conservation Efforts

    June 23, 2021 | 3 minute read

    When the Florida golden aster was listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in 1986, there were only nine known populations in Hillsborough County, Florida. Following the plant’s listing, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners embarked on a series of conservation initiatives to protect and recover the golden aster. Today, less than 35 years after this plant was listed, there are now 30 populations, spread across five counties—primarily east and southeast of the Tampa Bay area in west central Florida.  Read the full story...

  • Purple wildlfowers in an open field, with power lines in the distance.
    Information icon Smooth coneflower habitat. Photo credit: Caroline S. Krom, USFWS.

    Service Proposes Downlisting Smooth Coneflower From Endangered to Threatened Under Endangered Species Act

    June 23, 2021 | 5 minute read

    Following a thorough scientific review, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is proposing to downlist the smooth coneflower from endangered to threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). A 4(d) rule that tailors protections while allowing activities that do not hinder its recovery is also being proposed. The proposal represents a significant recovery milestone for the plant following years of ESA-inspired partnerships across its range in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.  Read the full story...

  • A small bird with grey and white feathers, perched on a tree branch.
    Information icon Adult elfin-woods warbler. Photo credit: Mike Morel

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Conducts Five-Year Status Reviews of 37 Southeastern Species

    June 22, 2021 | 2 minute read

    As part of the process mandated by the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will conduct five-year status reviews of 37 endangered or threatened fish, wildlife, and plants. These species are found primarily in the Southeastern United States, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, and the Virgin Islands. The public is invited to provide information and comments concerning these species on or before August 23, 2021.  Read the full story...

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