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    • Safe harbor agreements for private landowners

    • Safe harbor agreements for private landowners
    • Endangered species; Policies; Monitoring; Land development; Partnerships
    • Because many endangered and threatened species occur exclusively, or to a large extent, on privately owned property, the involvement of the private sector in the conservation and recovery of species is crucial. Property owners are often willing...
    • Brown pelican: Pelecanus occidentalis

    • Brown pelican: Pelecanus occidentalis
    • Endangered species; Marine birds;
    • Wildlife fact sheet about brown pelicans. The brown pelican, also called American brown pelican or common pelican, inhabits the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf Coasts of North and South America.
    • Delisting a species: Section 4 of the Endangered Species Act

    • Delisting a species: Section 4 of the Endangered Species Act
    • Endangered species; Threatened species; Plants; Recovered;
    • The goal of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is to conserve endangered and threatened species. Species are added to the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants in order to regulate activities that may impact them. When a...
    • Candidate species

    • Candidate species
    • Endangered species; Threatened species; Plants; Recovered;
    • What are candidate species? Candidate species are plants and animals for which the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has sufficient information on their biological status and threats to propose them as endangered or threatened under the...
    • ESA basics: 40 years of conserving endangered species

    • ESA basics: 40 years of conserving endangered species
    • Endangered species; Threatened species; Plants; Recovered;
    • When Congress passed the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in 1973, it recognized that our rich natural heritage is of “esthetic, ecological, educational, recreational, and scientific value to our Nation and its people.” It further expressed concern...
    • What you can do to help wildlife and plants

    • What you can do to help wildlife and plants
    • Endangered species; Wildlife management; Plants; Scientific personnel (USFWS);
    • When most people hear the term endangered species, they think of manatees, grizzly bears, whales, and other charismatic species. If these animals don't live in your area, you might think there is nothing you can do to help. However, more than...
    • History of the Endangered Species Act of 1973

    • History of the Endangered Species Act of 1973
    • Endangered species; Employees (USFWS); History; Recovered;
    • Congress passed the Endangered Species Preservation Act in 1966, providing a means for listing native animal species as endangered and giving them limited protection. The Departments of Interior, Agriculture, and Defense were to seek to...
    • Habitat conservation plans under the Endangered Species Act

    • 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.
    • Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis)

    • 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...
    • Polar bear (Ursus maritimus)

    • Polar bear (Ursus maritimus)
    • Endangered species; Policies; Climate change; Ice; Polar;
    • 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...
    • Endangered species recovery program

    • Endangered species recovery program
    • Recovered; Threatened species; Endangered species; Policies;
    • Recovery is the process that stops the decline of an endangered or threatened species by removing or reducing threats. Recovery ensures the longterm survival of the species in the wild. At that point, the species is recovered, and protection of the...
    • Conservation banking: incentives for stewardship

    • Conservation banking: incentives for stewardship
    • Endangered species; Policies; Recovered; Monitoring; Economics; Habitat conservation
    • Conservation banks are permanently protected lands that contain natural resource values. These lands are conserved and permanently managed for species that are endangered, threatened, candidates for listing, or are otherwise species-at-risk....
    • Permits for native species under the Endangered Species Act

    • Permits for native species under the Endangered Species Act
    • Endangered species; Partnerships; Recovered; Work of the Service; Policies;
    • Section 10 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is designed to regulate a wide range of activities that affect endangered and threatened plants and animals and the habitats upon which they depend. Unless specifically allowed by permit, the ESA...

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