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Conservation in Tennessee

Threatened, Endangered and At-Risk Species

        Press Releases

        1. A bright green irrodescent fish in a small blue net. Jan 3, 2018

          U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes endangered status for Barrens topminnow

        2. A cluster of carnivorious plant heads with bright red/orange mouths. Dec 19, 2017 | 5 minute read

          Bat, snail, and popular plant may need endangered species protection

        3. A small fish with dark stripes on a yellow tinged back and white belly. Dec 5, 2017 | 2 minute read

          Endangered Species Act protections not needed for Southeastern fish and crayfish

        4. A hand plunges into shallow water to place a tiny mussel with id number on the stream's rocky bottom. Oct 16, 2017

          Clinch River mussel pulled back from the brink of extinction

        5. A greyish green fish with a long body and blueish grey fins. Oct 3, 2017 | 2 minute read

          Endangered Species Act protection not needed for two Coosa darters

        6. A small fish with bright blue fins and orange coloring on its back. Oct 3, 2017 | 4 minute read

          U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes protection for rare darter in Coosa River Basin

        7. Radar or Irma. Sep 11, 2017

          Irma continues its assault on Southeast

        8. A swirling cloud mass south of Florida. Sep 10, 2017

          Irma reaches Florida, heads north

        9. A massive spinning cloud mass between Cuba and the Bahamas. Sep 9, 2017

          Irma aims at Keys, Georgia, Alabama

        10. A biologist looks out at the destruction and fallen vegetation outside the gate of the aviary. Sep 8, 2017 | 1 minute read

          Friday Hurricane Irma roundup

        11. Two men attach a tarp onto a damaged roof. Sep 8, 2017

          Tips for rebuilding

        12. A small brown bat on the roof of a cave with a fuzzy white fungus on its nose. Jul 17, 2017

          Fish and Wildlife Service directs money to Southeast to fight bat disease

        13. A young woman in waders fishing in a shallow river. Jun 14, 2017 | 2 minute read

          Interior Secretary Zinke announces $1.1 billion in funding for state wildlife agencies; more than $243 million to Southeast U.S.

        14. A spiny flower with thin, bright purple petals. May 19, 2017

          2016 National and Regional Recovery Champions

        15. Two veterinarians hold and measure an injured bald eagle. Feb 14, 2017 | 2 minute read

          U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service offers reward for information in Tennessee bald eagle deaths

        16. A yellow and black bumble bee perched on a white flower. Jan 10, 2017 | 4 minute read

          In a race against extinction, rusty patched bumble bee is listed as endangered

        17. A grass-like plant with white flowers emerges from the marsh. Nov 22, 2016 | 5 minute read

          U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes to expand bog conservation in North Carolina

        18. A sloped, rocky stream in winter. Nov 10, 2016 | 4 minute read

          Recovery plan available for endangered laurel dace

        19. Biologists crowd around a seine. Oct 31, 2016 | 3 minute read

          Chucky madtom draft recovery plan available for review

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

          Service finalizes listing for Kentucky arrow darter

        21. 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

        22. 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

        23. 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 head Jul 6, 2016 | 3 minute read

          Reward increased in Tennessee bald eagle shooting death

        24. A dead, juvenile bald eagle. May 12, 2016 | 1 minute read

          Wanted: information about a bald eagle killed in Hamilton county, Tennessee

        25. Tall stems extending from the forest floor give way to bright white dangling flowers. Apr 14, 2016 | 2 minute read

          U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service eeopens comment period on proposal to list the white-fringeless orchid as threatened

        26. A NC biologist holding a sicklefin redhorse on a river bank in front of a hydroelectric dam. Feb 23, 2016 | 4 minute read

          Power companies, tribe, agencies take steps to save rare fish

        27. Illustration of an eel transitioning from dark green on it's top to a white belly with a long dorsal fin. Oct 7, 2015 | 5 minute read

          Endangered Species Act protection not needed for 10 species in the Southeast

        28. A black white and orange snake with red eyes coiled on fallen leaves. Sep 17, 2015 | 3 minute read

          Fish and Wildlife Service seeks more information on five species

        29. Tall stems extending from the forest floor give way to bright white dangling flowers. Sep 14, 2015 | 6 minute read

          Fish and Wildlife Service proposes adding white fringeless orchid to threatened and endangered species list

        30. Three mussels in hand with identification numbers Aug 13, 2015 | 8 minute read

          Fish and Wildlife Service announces $37.2 million in grants to boost state endangered species conservation efforts

        31. A dark colored salamander with white spots on its stomach and sides. Jun 30, 2015

          Federal wildlife officials respond to a petition to list dozens of species under the Endangered Species Act

        32. A brown eagle with sharp curved beak and talons perched on a tree. Jun 26, 2015 | 3 minute read

          $12,500 reward for information involving bald eagle shooting

        33. A black bear marches across a farm field after a harvest. Jun 5, 2015 | 3 minute read

          Service Southeast Region formally ends the evaluation process for the possible use of genetically modified crops on national wildlife refuges

        34. Six people wearing life preservers on a boat. May 13, 2015 | 5 minute read

          Service awards more than $16 million to support clean waters and recreational boating through clean vessel act grants

        35. Brown entrance sign to the Erwin National Fish Hatchery. May 11, 2015 | 5 minute read

          TVA, partners to fund trout stocking for Tennessee, Georgia tailwaters

        36. A mussel with brownish outer shell and a glossy white inner shell that resembles a baked potato. Apr 29, 2015 | 5 minute read

          Fish and Wildlife Service designates Critical Habitat for two freshwater mussels in 12 states

        37. Injured eagle on lab table getting treatment. Jan 27, 2015 | 3 minute read

          $10,000 reward for information involving bald eagle shooting

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

          Draft recovery plan for endangered laurel dace available for review

        39. Two whooping cranes follow a large fan powered glider in front of a gray sky. Dec 11, 2014 | 3 minute read

          Ultralight-led whooping cranes complete fall migration to St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge in Florida

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

          Seven whooping cranes fly into Georgia following ultralight aircraft

        41. 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

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

          Whooping cranes arrive in Tennessee

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

          Recovery plan for two endangered snails and an endangered mussel available

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

          Fish and Wildlife Service conducts five-year status reviews of 27 Southeastern species

        45. A long stemmed plant with bright yellow flowers. May 28, 2014 | 5 minute read

          Service estimates economic impact of Critical Habitat designations for three southern plants

        46. A grass like plant with a large geometric shaped bulb. May 19, 2014 | 5 minute read

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

        47. A colorful yellow and red trout covered in small black spots. May 14, 2014 | 4 minute read

          Agencies announce public meeting on federal trout hatchery funding

        48. A mussel with brownish outer shell and a glossy white inner shell that resembles a baked potato. May 13, 2014 | 5 minute read

          Service reopens comment period on proposed designation of Critical Habitat for neosho mucket and rabbitsfoot

        49. A mussel with brownish outer shell and a glossy white inner shell that resembles a baked potato. May 6, 2014 | 3 minute read

          Public comment to be reopened on proposed Critical Habitat for two federally protected mussel species

        50. Banks of the Mississippi River. Apr 25, 2014 | 4 minute read

          Public meetings scheduled for expansion of the acquisition boundaries of Chickasaw and Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuges

        51. Banks of the Mississippi River. Apr 23, 2014 | 1 minute read

          Service tables proposal to expand the acquisition boundaries of Chickasaw and Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuges

        52. 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

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

          Endangered whooping cranes make it to Florida following ultralights

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

          Endangered whooping cranes now in Georgia on aircraft-guided flight to Florida

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

          Endangered whooping cranes now in Alabama on aircraft-guided flight to Florida

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

          Service approves incidental take permit for NiSource multi-state Habitat Conservation Plan

        57. A mussel with brownish outer shell and a glossy white inner shell that resembles a baked potato. May 8, 2013 | 4 minute read

          Service estimates economic impacts and releases draft environmental assessment of Critical Habitat designation for neosho mucket and rabbitsfoot

        58. Biologists check a seine for chucky madtom fishes. Oct 15, 2012 | 3 minute read

          Service identifies habitat essential to five endangered southeastern fishes

        59. 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

        60. A brown and black striated mussel. Oct 3, 2012 | 5 minute read

          Service proposes to protect the fluted kidneyshell and slabside pearlymussel under the Endangered Species Act

        61. 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

        62. Hundreds of brown pelicans cover a vegetated beach. Aug 24, 2011 | 5 minute read

          Salazar announces $53 Million in grants to support habitat acquisition and conservation planning for endangered species

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

          Final recovery plan for endangered Pynes ground-plum available

        64. A bumblebee feasting on flower nectar from a purple flower. Aug 4, 2011 | 4 minute read

          Conservation success: Tennessee purple coneflower delisted

        65. A purple/rust colored salamander walking through moist, iron rich red soil. Mar 21, 2011 | 2 minute read

          Berry Cave salamander placed on federal candidate species list

        66. 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

        67. Four young whooping cranes look for food on a muddy bank. Feb 18, 2011 | 4 minute read

          Second whooping crane found dead at Weiss Lake, Alabama

        68. A brown and black mussel with striations. Jan 19, 2011 | 2 minute read

          Service proposes Endangered Species Act protection for two freshwater mussels

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

          Tennessee purple coneflower proposed for delisting

        70. Banks of the Mississippi River. Jun 1, 2010 | 4 minute read

          Secretary Salazar announces $35.7 million for refuge acquisitions and wetlands grants for migratory birds

        71. A bald eagle flying straight at the camera in front of a bright blue sky. May 6, 2010 | 2 minute read

          Reward offered for information about bald eagle shooting in Tennessee

        72. A small bat with white powder around its nose covered in tiny water droplets. Feb 16, 2010 | 3 minute read

          TWRA confirms first cases of white nose syndrome in Tennessee bats

        73. Snail with a large orange and black shell. Feb 10, 2010 | 4 minute read

          Service announces the availability of a draft economic analysis for proposed designation of Critical Habitat for the Georgia pigtoe mussel, interrupted rocksnail, and roughhorn

        74. A bright white lighthouse emerges over calm water and a mix of palm and oak trees. Jan 2, 2010 | 5 minute read

          Ultralight-led whooping cranes arrive at final wintering destination in Florida

        75. Eight whooping cranes follow an ultralight fan powered glider in Kentucky. Dec 8, 2009 | 5 minute read

          Ultralight migration leads 20 endangered whooping cranes over the skies of Tennessee

        76. Long white birds flying in formation behind a fan powered glider. Oct 22, 2009 | 5 minute read

          Ninth group of endangered whooping cranes depart on ultralight-guided flight to Florida

        77. A white bird with angular wings and a dark head. Sep 23, 2009 | 6 minute read

          Service releases climate change strategy for public review and comment

        78. 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

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

          Liberal season proposed for upcoming late waterfowl season

        80. Snail with a large orange and black shell. Jun 29, 2009 | 4 minute read

          Service proposes endangered species status and Critical Habitat designations for the Georgia pigtoe mussel, interrupted rocksnail, and rough hornsnail

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

          Secretary Salazar announces boating grants to 28 states to help keep waterways clean

        82. A small brown fish caught in a stream sitting in a plastic bin for measurement. Jun 6, 2009 | 5 minute read

          Fish and Wildlife Service conducts five-year status reviews of 23 Southeastern species

        83. A deal bald eagle on its back in the lab. May 28, 2009 | 2 minute read

          Lab confirms lead poisoning cause of death of bald eagle found at Norris Lake

        84. A bald eagle flying straight at the camera in front of a bright blue sky. Apr 22, 2009 | 2 minute read

          Reward offered for information about the shooting of a bald eagle in Cumberland county

        85. A bald eagle perched with its wings spread. Apr 10, 2009 | 1 minute read

          Reward offered for information about bald eagle death on Lake Norris

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