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    • Brown pelican: Pelecanus occidentalis

    • Brown pelican: Pelecanus occidentalis
    • Endangered species; Marine birds;
    • Wildlife fact sheet about brown pelicans. The brown pelican, also called American brown pelican or common pelican, inhabits the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf Coasts of North and South America.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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....
    • Critical habitat: what is it?

    • Critical habitat: what is it?
    • Endangered species;
    • When a species is proposed for listing as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act (Act), we must consider whether there are areas of habitat we believe are essential to the species’ conservation. Those areas may be...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Endangered species program contacts

    • Endangered species program contacts
    • Employees (USFWS); Endangered species;
    • This is a contact sheet listing key figures in endangered species program. It includes contact information for applicable offices in each region. **This material may be dated so check the FWS Resource link for most updated names and contacts.**
    • 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...
    • 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...

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