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    • Warden Paul Kroegel

    • Pelican Island NWR; Florida;refuge centennial; History
    • Paul Kroegel (1864 - 1948) wore a deceptively high hat, carried a menacing 10-gauge shotgun, and interpreted the boundaries of newly-created Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge loosely in a one-man effort to save the brown pelican from...
    • Short-tailed Albatross on its Nest

    • Birds; Marine birds; Endangered species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • The majestic short-tailed albatross, an endangered seabird, is the largest albatross in the North Pacific with a wing span of 7 to 7.5 feet and golden plumage on its heads and nape. Once thought to be the most abundant albatross species in the...
    • Sacramento Splittail

    • Fishes; Estuarine environments; Fisheries management; Aquatic environments;
    • The Sacramento splittail is a hardy minnow native to the upper San Francisco Estuary and the Central Valley in California. It once swam in lakes and rivers throughout the Central Valley and in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, but massive...
    • Rhino horns

    • Wildlife management; Work of the Service;
    • Rising global demand for rhino horn – both for alleged medicinal value and ornamental use – has led to an epidemic of poaching in Africa, as well as theft and illegal trade in rhino horns from museums and private collections. Illegal...
    • Rhino horns

    • Animal industry; Water management; Wildlife restoration; Work of the Service;
    • Rising global demand for rhino horn – both for alleged medicinal value and ornamental use – has led to an epidemic of poaching in Africa, as well as theft and illegal trade in rhino horns from museums and private collections. Illegal...
    • Market Hunting of Waterfowl

    • refuge centennial; Waterfowl;History
    • Market hunting – mass hunting of game birds for the dinner table and restaurant trade – pushed several species of waterfowl to the brink of extinction during the late 1800's and early 1900's, and led to a general decline in America’s bird...
    • Gray wolf release

    • Endangered species; Mammals; Monitoring; Wildlife management;
    • A gray wolf fitted with a radio collar is released into the wild. The gray wolf or Canis lupus, often known simply as the wolf, is the largest extant wild member of the Canidae family. Though once abundant over much of Eurasia, North Africa and...
    • Glossary

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    • 22 Glossary Species Status categories: at- risk species — species of plants and animals that are Federal candidate species and those that the Service has not identified as candidate species, but are facing threat( s) and are potential...

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