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2014-07-23 12:24:38

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today confirmed the suspension of the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Zimbabwe. Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) said: "In this time of crises, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision to uphold the suspension of the import of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe is right thing to do. While elephants...

loggerhead sea turtle
2014-07-11 05:07:46

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries), in conjunction with the Department of Interior’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), has designated two final rules for the critical habitat of the loggerhead sea turtle. The turtle is a threatened species, and their habitat includes the Atlantic Ocean and coastal beaches along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. NOAA has...

2014-06-10 08:23:35

MIDLAND, Texas, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Permian Basin Petroleum Association and four New Mexico counties sued the federal government, alleging the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service violated federal law in listing the Lesser Prairie Chicken as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Filed late Monday in Midland, Texas, the lawsuit alleges violations of the Administrative Procedure Act and accuses the government of failing to fairly...

2014-05-23 20:21:01

TORONTO, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Augusta Resource Corporation (TSX and NYSE MKT: AZC) ("Augusta" or the "Company") announces that, following its press release issued yesterday, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has today formally requested that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (US FWS) re-initiate consultation on the Rosemont Copper Project as a result of additional information received from the US FWS. Consultation is required under the Endangered Species Act to ensure that the...

2014-05-22 16:22:31

TORONTO, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Augusta Resource Corporation (TSX and NYSE MKT: AZC) ("Augusta" or the "Company") provides a permitting update on its Rosemont Copper project located in Arizona, USA. The Company has become aware of a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (US FWS) letter that was submitted to the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) summarizing their rationale for re-initiation of consultation, which includes the recent sighting of an ocelot in the general study area. The animal...

2014-05-21 23:01:29

The NRCS-led Sage Grouse Initiative joins the celebration today in the signing of a major conservation agreement with landowners in Harney County, called a Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances. Ranchers in a CCAA agree to voluntarily manage their lands to remove or reduce threats to sage grouse, and in return receive assurances that should the species be listed under the Endangered Species Act, the landowners will not face more regulatory requirements. Hines, Oregon (PRWEB) May...

2014-03-14 16:20:59

Federal agencies violated Endangered Species Act and must go back to the drawing board to evaluate impacts and protection measures for birds and right whales WASHINGTON, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a landmark win for the environment, the U.S. District Court D.C. ruled today that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service need to revisit Cape Wind's impacts on migrating birds and endangered right whales in Nantucket Sound due to violations of...

2014-03-12 12:21:14

Exchange will conserve wildlife habitat, provide outdoor recreation for public access CHARLESTON, Miss., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) reached an agreement with land owner James (Jim) Kennedy to exchange a 306-acre parcel of its land in Tallahatchie County, Miss. for a tract of York Woods, Kennedy's conservation-easement property. USFWS is acquiring land that appraises at a higher amount than the 306-acre parcel and will use it as a...

2013-10-25 10:31:34

As a result of delays caused by the lapse in federal appropriations, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced rescheduled dates for the remainder of a series of public hearings on two proposed rules—one to list the Mexican wolf as an endangered subspecies and delist the gray wolf elsewhere, and the other to improve recovery efforts for the Mexican wolf in the Southwest. Comment period deadlines also are extended until December 17 to allow these hearings to take place within the...

2013-07-31 23:31:07

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission has initiated breeding-season bird banding stations in coordination with the MAPS (Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship), a program coordinated by the Institute for Bird Populations (IBP), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The findings will also contribute to a global investigation of environmental contamination by the Biodiversity Research Institute and The Nature Conservancy. Albany, NY...


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Indiana Bat, Myotis sodalist
2012-10-05 08:36:41

The Indiana bat (Myotis sodalist) is a mouse-eared bat that can be found in North America. Its range primarily includes eastern and Midwestern states, but it can be found in some southern areas of the United States. During the winter, its range becomes much smaller, with most populations occurring in large clusters in only a few caves. One study conducted in 1985 suggested that an estimated 244,000 individuals of this species reside in Indiana. Its range overlaps that of the endangered gray...

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