This report shares a history of acquisition in the National Wildlife Refuge System
and how it may shape our future
direction. It establishes a baseline from
which our work in creating new policy
flows. Given the costs and time factors to...
The purpose of the National Fish, Wildlife and
Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy is to inspire
and enable natural resource administrators,
elected officials, and other decision makers
to take action to adapt to a changing climate.
Endangered species; Policies; Work of the Service;
Frequently asked questions about a wide range of information for threatened, endangered, candidate, and other at risk species is available at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) Endangered Species website, http://www.fws.gov/endangered/.
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...
Nantucket National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), though diminutive in size, is an
important part of a larger area aptly named Great Point. It has great value to
the wildlife that uses its beaches, from coastal birds including piping plovers and
The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended, is one of the most far reaching wildlife conservation laws ever enacted by any nation. Congress, on behalf of the American people, passed the ESA to prevent extinctions facing many species of fish,...
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.
This photo was taken at the 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...