1976, (41 FR 187). Long recognized as a vanishing species (Cooper 1890, Koford 1953, Wilbur 1978), the California condor remains one ofthe world’s rarest and most imperiled vertebrate species. Despite intensive conservation...
This publication is is the result of a Fish and Wildlife Countermeasures Coordination Project undertaken by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The goals of the project include the development of national “best practices” using...
Version 1.3 was updated June 2010. Recovery planning has evolved considerably over the years as we have learned more about the root causes of endangerment and what it takes to recover species. Species’ biological needs and responses to specific...
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...
This report on the National Wildlife Refuge System is the culmination
of a year-long process involving teams of Service employees who
examined the System within the framework of Wildlife and Habitat,
People, and Leadership. The report was the focus...
For the past 18 months, the National Wildlife Refuge System has worked to create a vision that will guide the management of the Refuge System during the next decade and beyond. Conserving the Future is built on the foundation and inspiration of...
Seventy-five years of successful
wildlife management is the
remarkable legacy of the
Restoration Act, and the cause
of our 75th celebration. Along
with the Dingell-Johnson Sport
Fish Restoration Act, it is the