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NMFS—a Partner for Endangered Species

NMFS—a Partner for Endangered Species Terri Jordan NMFS is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration within the U.S. Department of Commerce. The NMFS national headquarters office is located in Silver Spring, Maryland, with five regional offices and supporting science centers in the Northeast, Southeast (including the U.S. Caribbean islands), Southwest (including Hawaii and […]

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Alien Snake Threatens Pacific Islands

Alien Snake Threatens Pacific Islands Thomas H. Fritts The reproduction of endangered Mariana crows (Corvus kubaryi) is intensively monitored, nests are protected, and (when necessary) eggs or young are moved to the safety of lab conditions until they are less vulnerable to the threats in natural habitats. Barriers on tree trunks and judicious pruning of […]

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A Unified Defense Against Invasive Species

A Unified Defense Against Invasive Species Susan Jewell Long ago, the word “weed” crept into our vocabulary. It identified plants that grew where we didn’t want them. Little did we realize, when we were young, that everything we learned was a weed was most likely an alien plant. These included the dandelion (Taraxicum officinale), ox-eye […]

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Habitat Conservation Plan for Sea Turtles

Habitat Conservation Plan for Sea Turtles Dawn Zattau Since the turn of the century, the wide, hardpacked beaches of Volusia County, Florida, have been an attraction to tourists. The condition of the beaches was so ideal for vehicular driving that they were once used for automobile racing. The traditional of racing in Daytona Beach gave […]

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Black Bears and Songbirds “on Disk” – CD ROM helps educate people about wildlife conservation in Louisiana

Black Bears and Songbirds “on Disk” – CD ROM helps educate people about wildlife conservation in Louisiana – Brief Article Terry Rabot On the surface, black bears and songbirds don’t appear to have much in common. After all, most songbirds probably weigh less than a pound, have wings, come in as many colors as the […]

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A Diversity of Ecosystems

A Diversity of Ecosystems – Alaska Richard Whiteford The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has initiated an ecosystem approach to protecting species and habitats. In Alaska, the ecosystem approach is essential to allow enough room for some species to migrate beyond their presently established ranges to compensate for climate and other environmental changes. Unbroken […]

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Final listing – Rulemaking Actions – dugon restored to Endangered Species Act Protection in Palau

Final listing – Rulemaking Actions – dugon restored to Endangered Species Act Protection in Palau – Brief Article Dugong (Dugong dugon) The dugong, a marine mammal somewhat resembling the manatee, was listed in 1970 as an endangered species throughout its range, which includes tropical and subtropical coastal and inland waters from eastern Africa to the […]

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The Elfin Forests of Kaua`i

The Elfin Forests of Kaua`i Barbara Maxfield Tucked away in the swirling mists high above its famous beaches and swaying palm trees are small patches of a unique and fragile Hawaiian biological community that few people even know exist: the montane bog. Here, `ohi`a (Metrosideros polymorpha) trees that reach 50 feet (15 meters) into the […]

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California condors return to Mexico

California condors return to Mexico Denise Stockton After a lengthy absence, California condors (Gymnogyps californianus) have returned to Baja California. The largest bird in North America is now soaring the skies over Mexico for the first time in more than 60 years. The site chosen for this historic event is situated approximately 125 miles (210 […]

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Listings and recovery plans as of December 31, 2001 – Box Score – Brief Article

Listings and recovery plans as of December 31, 2001 – Box Score – Brief Article – Statistical Data Included BOX SCORE Listings and Recovery Plans as of December 31, 2001 ENDANGERED THREATENED GROUP U.S. FOREIGN U.S. FOREIGN MAMMALS 64 251 9 17 BIRDS 78 175 14 6 REPTILES 14 64 22 15 AMPHIBIANS 11 8 […]