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    • FWS Employee with Peregrine Falcon

    • FWS Employees (USFWS); Endangered species species;Birds; Raptors; Monomoy NWR; Maine; National Wildlife Refuge
    • FWS personnel with falcon "hacker." The decline of the Peregrine Falcon coincided with the introduction of the pesticide DDT in 1947. Birds of prey at the top of the food chain, such as falcons, ingested relatively high levels of the pesticide,...
    • Northern bobwhite quail

    • Birds; Game birds;Migratory birds
    • A male and female pair of northern bobwhite quail sit in a field of purple spring violets. FWS Resource links:http://www.fws.gov/southwest/fedaid/wrOK.html
    • FWS Biologist in Black-Footed Ferret Research Pens

    • Endangered species;Mammals;Partnerships
    • This photo was taken at Black-Footed Ferret Recovery Program in Colorado. The black-footed ferret is considered to be the rarest mammal in North America. In 1988, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service developed the "Black-footed Ferret Recovery Plan"...
    • FWS Workers with Wood Stork Chick

    • Endangered species; Birds; Harris Neck NWR; Georgia; Wildlife management
    • Two FWS biologists tagging a wood stork. Wood storks are widespread in Central and South America, but declined to alarmingly low numbers in the United States. At the turn of the century, there were over 150,000 wood storks living in Florida,...
    • FWS Employee With Conch Shell

    • Work of the Service; Wildlife refuges;Law enforcement; Service patch
    • KEY DEER REFUGE FWS EMPLOYEE WITH CONCH SHELLS. Service employees work to protect the National Wildlife Refuge System, a unique and diverse network of over 91 million acres of lands and waters in the United States. This System spans the continent...
    • FWS Law Enforcement

    • FWS Employees (USFWS); South Dakota; Sand Lake NWR
    • SAND LAKE NWR HUNTING REGULATIONS. A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service law enforcement officer discusses hunting regulations with a hunter at Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge in South Dakota. Hunters who abide by these laws ensure that opportunities...
    • Yellowcheek darter

    • Freshwater fishes; Endangered species;
    • The yellowcheek darter is found in the Little Red River basin in Arkansas. Although yellowcheek darters still inhabit most streams within their historic range, they exist in greatly reduced population numbers in the Middle, South, Archey, and...
    • FWS Employee Bands Brown Pelican

    • Endangered species; Birds;
    • FWS personnel banding a Brown Pelican. Pelicans almost disappeared from Texas because they were poisoned by the pesticide DDT, which caused them to lay thin-shelled eggs which broke during incubation. Because they were not able to produce young,...
    • FWS employee releases Atlantic Salmon fry

    • Fishes; Children; connecting people with nature; education outreach;
    • FWS employee takes part in Adopt-a-Salmon release program coordinated with Nashua Fish Hatchery. Children from Florence Rideout Elementary School in Wilton, New Hampshire release Atlantic Salmon fry that they raised in their classroom. May, 20
    • FWS Biologist with Condor

    • Endangered species; Employees (USFWS)
    • A FWS biologist is observing a condor in captivity at the Patuxent Research Refuge. The California condor is one of the largest flying birds in the world, with a wing span of more than nine feet. Condors can soar and glide for hours without...
    • FWS Employee tagging Loggerhead Turtle

    • Endangered species; Reptiles;Resource management;
    • FWS biologist tags an endangered Loggerhead Turtle. The Atlantic Loggerheads were listed as threatened on July 28, 1978. Their populations declined due to incidental capture in shrimp trawls, loss of habitat due to coastal development, artificial...
    • FWS Employee Examines California Least Tern Remains

    • Birds; Shorebirds; Endangered species
    • FWS biologist examines a dead California least tern at its nest on Seal Beach in California. The interior population of least tern was listed as endangered in 1985. Populations along the East and West coasts are not endangered. The interior...
    • FWS Biologists Study Eastern Box Turtles

    • Wertheimer National Wildlife Refuge; New York; Reptiles; Endangered species
    • FWS BIOLOGISTS STUDY EASTERN BOX TURTLE. Service biologists study Eastern box turtles, prized for their small size and bright colors. International trade in the species to satisfy the demand for them as pets, combined with declining populations,...

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