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Plant Conservation on the Navajo Nation

Plant Conservation on the Navajo Nation – Brief Article Daniela Roth The Navajo Nation encompasses 17.5 million acres (28 million hectares) of the Colorado Plateau in northeastern Arizona, northwestern New Mexico, and southeastern Utah. Its dramatic landscape ranges from desert scrub to sub-alpine conifer forests. Two major rivers border the Navajo Nation, the Colorado River […]

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Mushrooms and the future of CITES

Mushrooms and the future of CITES Peter Thomas At the opening session of the twelfth meeting of the CITES Conference of the Parties (COP) in Santiago, Chile, in 2002, I listened in fascination as delegates from 160 member countries debated whether CITES should cover mushrooms. While no proposal to list fungi was on the table, […]

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The Medicinal Plant Working Group – efforts of the Plant Conservation Alliance to protect native medicinal herbs

The Medicinal Plant Working Group – efforts of the Plant Conservation Alliance to protect native medicinal herbs – Brief Article Julie Lyke The market for medicinal herbs in the United States is worth over $3 billion and is growing at a rate of about 20 percent per year (Nutrition Business Journal 1998). At least 175 […]

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Beyond Captive Propagation

Beyond Captive Propagation Mike Demlong For native species like the blackfooted ferret (Mustela nigripes), California condor (Gymnogyps californianus), and Mexican wolf (Canis lupus baileyi), the role of zoos and aquariums in partnership recovery efforts seems fairly straightforward. Our roles include propagating animals for reintroduction to native habitats and interpreting the plight of these species and […]

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Cryptic biodiversity

Cryptic biodiversity – rich biodiversity in the southeastern waters of the United States Robert S. Butler Just how many aquatic animal species do we have in the Southeast? We don’t have a final answer to this question yet, but through the collaborative efforts of agency biologists and scientists specializing in taxonomic classification, we are moving […]

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Lee County cave isopod – Lirceus usdagalun – Region 5

Lee County cave isopod – Lirceus usdagalun – Region 5 – Brief Article Lee County Cave Isopod (Lirceus usdagalun) On February 19, 2002, five staff from the Service and the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Division of Natural Heritage rediscovered the Lee County cave isopod in Thompson Cedar Cave, where the tiny crustacean was […]

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Conservation and recovery of Southeastern Imperiled Fishes

Conservation and recovery of Southeastern Imperiled Fishes Kelly Ann Bibb Prompted by concern over the plight of southeastern fishes and a desire to address their conservation, the Fish and Wildlife Service organized a meeting of more than 60 aquatic natural resources experts in October 1999. Professionals representing state and federal natural resource management agencies, academic […]

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Habitat Restoration, Appalachian Style

Habitat Restoration, Appalachian Style Robert S. Butler A high level of biodiversity, particularly one encompassing the rarer components of riverine and mountain bog ecosystems, is the chief criterion in selecting areas for restoration efforts. The primary goals of Asheville’s habitat restoration program are the reduction of nonpoint source pollution and the elimination of other threats […]

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Region 3

Region 3 Kim Mitchell Gray Wolf The recovery of gray wolves in the western Great Lakes States continues with an increase in wolf numbers and range in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. A gray wolf population of 2,445 was estimated in Minnesota following a 1997-98 survey. That survey found a 47 percent increase in the wolf’s […]

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Sonoran tiger salamander – Ambystoma tigrinum stebbinsi – Region 2

Sonoran tiger salamander – Ambystoma tigrinum stebbinsi – Region 2 – Brief Article Jim Rorabaugh Sonoran Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum stebbinsi) A recovery plan for this endangered salamander was completed and made available to the public in January 2003. The Sonoran tiger salamander, which is endemic to the San Rafael Valley of southeastern Arizona, is […]