Inspectors clear legal imports and
exports, and stop shipments that
violate the law. They make sure that
wildlife imports and exports are
accompanied by the required permits
and licenses, and verify that the
contents of shipments match the
“ Conservation districts have long
advocated that natural resources
conservation must come from
voluntary, incentive- based approaches.
For species conservation, it is clear
that success lies in flexible tools and
incentives that promote...
Conserving the Elusive Louisiana Pine Snake:
Partners Take Action
What are CCAs?
one or more parties that
address the conservation
needs of candidate or
at- risk species. Both
Federal and non-...
Mark Madison speaks with Buddy Huffaker at the Sc3 at the NCTC in Shepherdstown, WV. Buddy is the executive director of the Aldo Leopold Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin, where he works on a variety of land management issues, including the...
Our most common salamander. Two color forms. There is no larval aquatic stage; complete development takes place inside the egg.
A lungless salamander, breathing through its skin and mouth lining. Red-backed form has a distinct reddish stripe down...
Jonathan Van Ballenberghe is the filmmaker for "In the Company of Moose." This film chronicles Biologist Vic Van Ballenberghe who has spent more time living with wild moose in Denali National Park, Alaska than any other researcher in the world.
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...
animals; aves; Birds; Birds; duck;ducks;Waterfowl; New Jersey
Adult male in alternate plumage is unmistakable. Females, immature and eclipse-plumage males could be confused with Black Ducks, Gadwalls and Mottled Ducks, but note the blue speculum with white borders on both sides. Gadwalls are also distinctive...
Animals;Aves; Birds; Birds; Duck;Waterfowl; New Jersey
Both sexes of the American Black Duck have almost identical plumage. The body is a dark brown color, the crown is a lighter brown on the neck and head, with a dark stripe through the eye. In flight, the white wing linings can be seen in contrast...
The Mission of the White Sulphur Springs National Fish Hatchery is working with the community and our partners to be good stewards of both the environment and historical significance of White Sulphur Springs National Fish Hatchery by providing...
In response to increased interest in the quality of playa lakes and their recognition of valuable wildlife habitat, the Arlington Field Office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, initiated a multi-year contaminants survey of playa lakes of the...
Aquatic animals; Aquatic environments; Biological control; Habitat conservation; Invasive species; Population control; Work of the Service;
This is a plan to prevent zebra mussels and other aquatic nuisance species from spreading westward. This document includes background on the issue, including the current and potential impacts, ecological, economic and otherwise, the spread of these...
The basis for this HSI model was developed in a workshop that included the following waterfowl biologists form the Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Jamestown, ND: Leo Kirsch (retired), John Lokemoen, and George Swanson. These individuals...
The habitat suitability index (HSI) model in this report on the Forster's tern is intended for use in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (1980) habitat evaluation procedures for impact assessment and habitat management. The model was developed...
This is a status assessment of the double-crested cormorant in North America as of 2001. It includes general information on the bird, biological information and area-specific population information for throughout North America.
Art; Aquatic animals; Endangered species; Rivers and streams;
This is a poster about freshwater mussels. One side displays a subaquatic environment featuring mussels and various fish, while the reverse side describes the mussels' life cycle and ecosystem role as well as what is being done to protect them.