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    • Conservation profiles: landowners help imperiled wildlife

    • Work of the Service; Conservation; Land development; Landscape conservation; Policies;
    • The purpose of this brochure is to introduce some of the landowners who are using two innovative conservation tools: Safe Harbor Agreements and Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances. Although these tools only came into use within the...
    • Habitat conservation plans under the Endangered Species Act

    • Ecosystem recovery; Endangered species; Congressional operations; Policies; Recovered; Policies
    • Habitat Conservation Plans (HCPs) under section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Act (ESA) provide for partnerships with non-Federal parties to conserve the ecosystems upon which listed species depend, ultimately contributing to their recovery.
    • Habitat conservation plans: Section 10 of the Endangered Species Act

    • Endangered species; Habitat conservation; Planning; Work of the Service;
    • This contains frequently asked questions about Section 10 of the Endangered Species Act. An incidental take permit is required when non-Federal activities will result in “take” of threatened or endangered wildlife. A habitat conservation plan...
    • Butterflies benefit from statewide habitat conservation plan (HCP)

    • Endangered species; Conservation; Connecting people with nature; Insects; Policies; Work of the Service;
    • An article in the Endangered Species Bulletin July/August 2000 Vol. XXV No. 4, by Lisa Mandell explains how endangered Karner blue butterflies (Lycaeides melissa samuelis) in Wisconsin will be protected by the first comprehensive statewide...
    • Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis)

    • Endangered species; Policies; Work of the Service; Mammals;
    • Elusive, solitary, wary, and endangered, the ocelot is rarely seen. Its range includes Texas, Arizona, Mexico, Central America, and South America. In the United States, fewer than 100 ocelots exist—in south Texas at Lower Rio Grande Valley...
    • Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis)

    • Endangered species; Policies; Work of the Service; Birds; Trees;
    • In the world of North American woodpeckers, red-cockaded woodpeckers stand out as an exception to the usual rules. They are the only woodpeckers to excavate nest and roost sites in living trees. Living in small family groups, red-cockaded...
    • West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus)

    • Endangered species; Policies; Work of the Service; Marine mammals;
    • Christopher Columbus was the first European to report seeing a manatee in the New World. To Columbus, and other sailors who had been at sea for a long time, manatees were reminiscent of mermaids—the mythical half-fish, half-woman creatures of the...
    • Polar bear (Ursus maritimus)

    • Endangered species; Policies; Climate change; Ice; Polar; Mammals;
    • The polar bear, or “Nanuuq,” as the Eskimos call it, lives only in the Northern Hemisphere, on the arctic ice cap, and spends most of its time in coastal areas. Polar bears are widely dispersed in Canada, extending from the northern arctic...

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