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    • 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...
    • Northern aplomado Falcon (Falco femoralis septentrionalis)

    • 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...
    • Critical habitat: what is it?

    • Critical habitat: what is it?
    • Habitat conservation; Endangered species; 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...
    • Florida panther recovery plan. Technical/agency draft.

    • Florida panther recovery plan. Technical/agency draft.
    • Endangered species; 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...
    • 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...
    • Candidate conservation agreements

    • Candidate conservation agreements
    • Endangered species; Threatened species; Plants; Mammals;
    • What the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) considers candidate species are those plants and animals that are candidates for listing under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). These are species for which the FWS has enough information regarding...
    • West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus)

    • West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus)
    • Endangered species; 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...
    • 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...
    • Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis)

    • Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis)
    • Endangered species; 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...
    • 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....
    • 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...

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