Conservation in Tennessee

Threatened, Endangered and At-Risk Species

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        1. Two veterinarians hold and measure an injured bald eagle.Feb 14, 2017

          U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Offers Reward for Information in Tennessee Bald Eagle Deaths

        2. A yellow and black bumble bee perched on a white flower.Jan 10, 2017

          In a Race Against Extinction, Rusty Patched Bumble Bee is Listed as Endangered

        3. A grass-like plant with white flowers emerges from the marsh.Nov 22, 2016

          U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes to Expand Bog Conservation in North Carolina

        4. A sloped, rocky stream in winter.Nov 10, 2016

          Recovery Plan Available for Endangered Laurel Dace

        5. Biologists crowd around a seine.Oct 31, 2016

          Chucky Madtom Draft Recovery Plan Available for Review

        6. A small, brightly colored orange and blue fish in an aquarium.Oct 4, 2016

          Service Finalizes Listing for Kentucky Arrow Darter

        7. Tall stems extending from the forest floor give way to bright white dangling flowers.Sep 13, 2016

          Southeastern Orchid Placed on Federal Threatened and Endangered Species List

        8. A small mouse white white belly and sand-colored back hides behind beach vegetation.Aug 30, 2016

          Fish and Wildlife Service Conducting Five-Year Status Reviews of 22 Southeastern Species

        9. A large raptor with a sharp curved tallons and beak, brown feathers on the majority of its body with white tail feathers and white feathers on its headJul 6, 2016

          Reward Increased in Tennessee Bald Eagle Shooting Death

        10. A dead, juvenile bald eagle.May 12, 2016

          Wanted: Information about a Bald Eagle Killed in Hamilton Co, Tennessee

        11. Tall stems extending from the forest floor give way to bright white dangling flowers.Apr 14, 2016

          U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Reopens Comment Period On Proposal to List the White Fringeless Orchid as Threatened

        12. A NC biologist holding a sicklefin redhorse on a river bank in front of a hydroelectric dam.Feb 23, 2016

          Power Companies, Tribe, Agencies Take Steps to Save Rare Fish

        13. Illustration of an eel transitioning from dark green on it's top to a white belly with a long dorsal fin.Oct 7, 2015

          Endangered Species Act Protection Not Needed for 10 Species in the Southeast

        14. A black white and orange snake with red eyes coiled on fallen leaves.Sep 17, 2015

          Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks More Information on Five Species

        15. Tall stems extending from the forest floor give way to bright white dangling flowers.Sep 14, 2015

          Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Adding White Fringeless Orchid to Threatened and Endangered Species List

        16. Three mussels in hand with identification numbersAug 13, 2015

          Fish and Wildlife Service Announces $37.2 Million in Grants to Boost State Endangered Species Conservation Efforts

        17. A dark colored salamander with white spots on it's stomach and sides.Jun 30, 2015

          Federal Wildlife Officials Respond to a Petition to List Dozens of Species under the Endangered Species Act

        18. A brown eagle with sharp curved beak and talons perched on a tree.Jun 26, 2015

          $12,500 Reward for Information Involving Bald Eagle Shooting

        19. A black bear marches across a farm field after a harvest.Jun 5, 2015

          Service Southeast Region Formally Ends the Evaluation Process for the Possible Use of Genetically Modified Crops on National Wildlife Refuges

        20. Six people wearing life preservers on a boat.May 13, 2015

          Service Awards More Than $16 Million to Support Clean Waters and Recreational Boating Through Clean Vessel Act Grants

        21. Brown entrance sign to the Erwin National Fish Hatchery.May 11, 2015

          TVA, Partners To Fund Trout Stocking For Tennessee, Georgia Tailwaters

        22. A mussel with brownish outer shell and a glossy white inner shell that resembles a baked potato.Apr 29, 2015

          Fish and Wildlife Service Designates Critical Habitat for Two Freshwater Mussels in 12 States

        23. Injured eagle on lab table getting treatment.Jan 27, 2015

          $10,000 Reward for Information Involving Bald Eagle Shooting

        24. A sloped, rocky stream in winter.Jan 14, 2015

          Draft Recovery Plan for Endangered Laurel Dace Available for Review

        25. Two whooping cranes follow a large fan powered glider in front of a gray sky.Dec 11, 2014

          Ultralight-led Whooping Cranes Complete Fall Migration to St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge in Florida

        26. Long white birds flying in formation behind a fan powered glider.Dec 9, 2014

          Seven Whooping Cranes Fly into Georgia Following Ultralight Aircraft

        27. A brown bird with long slender neck and legs takes flight.Nov 14, 2014

          Migratory Bird Conservation Commission Waterfowl, Approves $28 Million to Conserve Shorebirds and Other Species in 16 States

        28. Seven young white whooping cranes with beige heads and feathers rest in a protective net pen.Nov 14, 2014

          Whooping Cranes Arrive in Tennessee

        29. Snail with a large orange and black shell.Nov 6, 2014

          Recovery Plan for Two Endangered Snails and an Endangered Mussel Available

        30. A strange looking salamander with horns.Sep 22, 2014

          Fish and Wildlife Service Conducts Five-Year Status Reviews of 27 Southeastern Species

        31. A long stemmed plant with bright yellow flowers.May 28, 2014

          Service Estimates Economic Impact of Critical Habitat Designations for Three Southern Plants

        32. A grass like plant with a large geometric shaped bulb.May 19, 2014

          Fish and Wildlife Service conducts five-year status reviews of 33 southeastern species

        33. A colorful yellow and red trout covered in small black spots.May 14, 2014

          Agencies Announce Public Meeting on Federal Trout Hatchery Funding

        34. A mussel with brownish outer shell and a glossy white inner shell that resembles a baked potato.May 13, 2014

          Service Reopens Comment Period on Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for Neosho Mucket and Rabbitsfoot

        35. A mussel with brownish outer shell and a glossy white inner shell that resembles a baked potato.May 6, 2014

          Public Comment to be Reopened on Proposed Critical Habitat for Two Federally Protected Mussel Species

        36. Banks of the Mississippi River.Apr 25, 2014

          Public Meetings Scheduled for Expansion of the Acquisition Boundaries of Chickasaw and Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuges

        37. Banks of the Mississippi River.Apr 23, 2014

          Service Tables Proposal to Expand the Acquisition Boundaries of Chickasaw and Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuges

        38. Long white birds flying in formation behind a fan powered glider.Jan 7, 2014

          Endangered Whooping Cranes Arrive at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, FL on Aircraft-guided Flight

        39. Long white birds flying in formation behind a fan powered glider.Dec 31, 2013

          Endangered Whooping Cranes Make it to Florida Following Ultralights

        40. Airborne ultralight with whooping cranes following.Dec 30, 2013

          Endangered Whooping Cranes Now in Georgia on Aircraft-guided Flight to Florida

        41. Airborne ultralight with whooping cranes following.Dec 12, 2013

          Endangered Whooping Cranes Now in Alabama on Aircraft-guided Flight to Florida

        42. A small yellow breasted bird with grey feathers.Nov 14, 2013

          Service Approves Incidental Take Permit for NiSource Multi-state Habitat Conservation Plan

        43. A mussel with brownish outer shell and a glossy white inner shell that resembles a baked potato.May 8, 2013

          Service Estimates Economic Impacts and Releases Draft Environmental Assessment of Critical Habitat Designation for Neosho Mucket and Rabbitsfoot

        44. Biologists check a seine for chucky madtom fishes.Oct 15, 2012

          Service Identifies Habitat Essential to Five Endangered Southeastern Fishes

        45. A mussel with brownish outer shell and a glossy white inner shell that resembles a baked potato.Oct 15, 2012

          Service Proposes to Protect Neosho Mucket and Rabbitsfoot under the Endangered Species Act

        46. A brown and black striated mussel.Oct 3, 2012

          Service Proposes to Protect the Fluted Kidneyshell and Slabside Pearlymussel under the Endangered Species Act

        47. Two large, white, Whooping cranes flying in for a landing on a small pond.Feb 10, 2012

          Ultralight-led Whooping Cranes Released at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge

        48. Hundreds of brown pelicans cover a vegetated beach.Aug 24, 2011

          Salazar Announces $53 Million in Grants to Support Habitat Acquisition and Conservation Planning for Endangered Species

        49. A low growing shrub with bright purple flowers.Aug 9, 2011

          Final Recovery Plan for Endangered Pyne's Ground-Plum Available

        50. A bumblebee feasting on flower nectar from a purple flower.Aug 4, 2011

          Conservation Success: Tennessee Purple Coneflower Delisted

        51. A purple/rust colored salamander walking through moist, iron rich red soil.Mar 21, 2011

          Berry Cave Salamander Placed on Federal Candidate Species List

        52. A mussel with brownish outer shell and a glossy white inner shell that resembles a baked potato.Mar 18, 2011

          Service Announces Endangered Species Recovery Champion Awards: Southeast Awardees From NC, TN

        53. Four young whooping cranes look for food on a muddy bank.Feb 18, 2011

          Second Whooping Crane Found Dead at Weiss Lake, Alabama

        54. A brown and black mussel with striations.Jan 19, 2011

          Service Proposes Endangered Species Act Protection for Two Freshwater Mussels

        55. A bumblebee feasting on flower nectar from a purple flower.Aug 12, 2010

          Tennessee Purple Coneflower Proposed for Delisting

        56. Banks of the Mississippi River.Jun 1, 2010

          Secretary Salazar Announces $35.7 Million for Refuge Acquisitions and Wetlands Grants for Migratory Birds

        57. A bald eagle flying straight at the camera in front of a bright blue sky.May 6, 2010

          Reward offered for information about bald eagle shooting in Tennessee

        58. A small bat with white powder around it's nose covered in tiny water droplets.Feb 16, 2010

          TWRA Confirms First Cases of White Nose Syndrome in Tennessee Bats

        59. Snail with a large orange and black shell.Feb 10, 2010

          Service Announces the Availability of a Draft Economic Analysis for Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for the Georgia Pigtoe Mussel, Interrupted Rocksnail, and Roughhorn

        60. A bright white lighthouse emerges over calm water and a mix of palm and oak trees.Jan 2, 2010

          Ultralight-led Whooping Cranes Arrive at Final Wintering Destination in Florida

        61. Eight whooping cranes follow an ultralight fan powered glider in Kentucky.Dec 8, 2009

          Ultralight Migration Leads 20 Endangered Whooping Cranes over the Skies of Tennessee

        62. Long white birds flying in formation behind a fan powered glider.Oct 22, 2009

          Ninth Group of Endangered Whooping Cranes Depart on Ultralight-guided Flight to Florida

        63. A white bird with angular wings and a dark head.Sep 23, 2009

          Service Releases Climate Change Strategy for Public Review and Comment

        64. A prehistoric looking brown fish in a hand with a shovel shaped face.Sep 22, 2009

          Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Endangered Species Act Protection for the Shovelnose Sturgeon

        65. Thousands of ducks taking flight out of a marsh nearly cover the sky.Jul 31, 2009

          Liberal Season Proposed for Upcoming Late Waterfowl Season

        66. Snail with a large orange and black shell.Jun 29, 2009

          Service Proposes Endangered Species Status and Critical Habitat Designations for the Georgia Pigtoe Mussel, Interrupted Rocksnail, and Rough Hornsnail

        67. Six people wearing life preservers on a boat.Jun 9, 2009

          Secretary Salazar Announces Boating Grants to 28 States to Help Keep Waterways Clean

        68. A small brown fish caught in a stream sitting in a plastic bin for measurement.Jun 6, 2009

          Fish and Wildlife Service Conducts Five-year Status Reviews of 23 Southeastern Species

        69. A deal bald eagle on it's back in the lab.May 28, 2009

          Lab Confirms Lead Poisoning Cause of Death of Bald Eagle Found at Norris Lake

        70. A bald eagle flying straight at the camera in front of a bright blue sky.Apr 22, 2009

          Reward Offered for Information about the Shooting of a Bald Eagle in Cumberland County

        71. A bald eagle perched with its wings spread.Apr 10, 2009

          Reward Offered for Information about Bald Eagle Death on Lake Norris

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