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    • Northern aplomado Falcon (Falco femoralis septentrionalis)

    • Raptors; Grasslands; Birds; Birds of prey; Deserts; Prairies; Partnerships; Military
    • Aplomado falcons (Falco femoralis) inhabit desert grasslands and savannas of Latin America, and formerly inhabited desert grasslands and coastal prairies of Texas, New Mexico, and southeastern Arizona. The falcon ranges through most of South...
    • Safe harbor agreements for private landowners

    • Endangered and/or threatened; 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...
    • Wyoming toads and cattle: at home on the range

    • Aquatic animals; Biologists (USFWS); Extinctions; Endangered and/or threatened; Amphibians;
    • Biologists feared that the Wyoming toad was extinct until 1987 when a fisherman discovered a population at Mortenson Lake on Swanson’s land. The discovery created excitement about a chance to save the species and its habitat, and it led Swanson...
    • West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus)

    • Endangered and/or threatened; 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...
    • Conservation banking: incentives for stewardship

    • Endangered and/or threatened; 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....
    • Critical habitat: what is it?

    • Habitat conservation; Endangered and/or threatened; Threatened species; Habitat restoration; Habitat fragmentation;
    • Critical habitat is the specific areas within the geographic area, occupied by the species at the time it was listed, that contain the physical or biological features that are essential to the conservation of endangered and threatened species and...
    • Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis)

    • Endangered and/or threatened; 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...
    • Florida panther recovery plan. Technical/agency draft.

    • Endangered and/or threatened; Wildlife management; Wildlife restoration; Reintroduction;
    • First recovery plan approved 12/7/1981. First revision approved June 1987. Second revision approved: 3/13/1995. The Florida panther is the last subspecies of Puma still surviving in the eastern United States. Historically occurring throughout the...
    • Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis)

    • Endangered and/or threatened; 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...
    • Endangered species recovery program

    • Recovered; Threatened species; Endangered and/or threatened; 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...
    • Permits for native species under the Endangered Species Act

    • Endangered and/or threatened; 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...
    • Listing a species as threatened or endangered, Section 4 of the Endangered Species Act

    • Endangered and/or threatened; Employees (USFWS); Habitat conservation; Habitat restoration; Proposed Endangered; Proposed Threatened;
    • 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,...
    • Delisting a species: Section 4 of the Endangered Species Act

    • Endangered and/or threatened; 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...
    • Greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus)

    • Birds; Endangered and/or threatened; Threatened species; Relocation; Habitat restoration; Partnerships; Military
    • The greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) was first described by Lewis and Clark in 1805. Its original territory spanned over a dozen states throughout the western region of the United States. Currently, greater sagegrouse occur in...
    • Polar bear (Ursus maritimus)

    • Endangered and/or threatened; 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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