Latest U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Stories

2012-04-12 23:01:13

Two Bucknell professors have received a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service grant to find out whether certain genetic characteristics, behavior and environmental factors contribute to the severity of the white-nose syndrome, which has killed up to 6.7 million bats in eastern North America. LEWISBURG, Pa. (PRWEB) April 12, 2012 Two Bucknell University biologists are leading an investigation into how and why some bats survive — and others die — when exposed to the tell-tale fungus...

2011-04-19 12:06:00

WILMINGTON, N.C., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On April 15th, the U.S. Association of Reptile Keepers (USARK) received a response from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to a long standing appeal and Request for Correction under the Information Quality Act (IQA). In rejecting USARK's contention that the USGS failed to maintain a high standard of quality for their work as required by IQA, the USGS stated, "This document was not designated by the USGS as a highly influential...

2009-12-16 14:02:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has failed to respond to a petition submitted by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to list two High Arctic caribou species (also known as reindeer) on the Endangered Species Act. In September 2009, IFAW submitted a petition presenting substantial scientific and commercial information indicating that Peary and Dolphin-Union caribou are threatened with extinction by the effects of global...

2009-11-05 17:05:00

WELLINGTON, Colo., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The endangered black-footed ferrets inhabit prairie dog towns in the western U.S. This rare carnivore feeds on prairie dogs. The prairie dogs are very susceptible to plague and often entire population die-offs in towns occur. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) has implemented a ferret breeding program and has been releasing trained, captive ferrets into their formerly native habitat. Unfortunately, plague can sweep through and decimate...

2009-09-18 07:46:59

Temperature differences, slow water could delay ocean entry Temperature differences and slow-moving water at the confluence of the Clearwater and Snake rivers in Idaho might delay the migration of threatened juvenile salmon and allow them to grow larger before reaching the Pacific Ocean. A team of Northwest researchers are examining the unusual life cycle of the Clearwater's fall Chinook salmon to find out why some of them spend extra time in the cool Clearwater before braving the warm Snake....

2008-08-18 21:00:17

According to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, invasive plants and animals that have been introduced to United States from other countries are wreaking havoc on our national wildlife refuges. Some efforts to slow the threat are already under way. But the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is recommending several other steps for people to take. Fishermen, Service officials say, should never release excess bait - especially minnows or crawfish - into lakes or streams after fishing. This...

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  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.