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Feds say New England cottontail doesn't need protection

The federal government said Friday that public and private conservation efforts have helped the New England cottontail rebound to the point where it can be taken off the list of species under consideration for protection.

Scientists chase elusive Poweshiek skipperling butterfly

Crunching through waist-high prairie grass, the researchers scan ahead with binoculars. Peering out at the black-eyed susans reaching above the prairie dropseed, they are searching for something they do not expect to find ...

Advocacy group: Wind turbine rules needed to protect birds

The sky above a tabletop-flat expanse of eastern Michigan farmland near Lake Huron is a well-traveled pathway for migratory birds journeying between summer nesting areas in Canada's boreal forests and wintering grounds to ...

Florida takes aim at cat-eating African lizards

A cat-eating lizard native to Africa is being targeted by Florida state wildlife officials who say the creatures, known as Nile monitors, could be dangerous to pets and people.

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United States Fish and Wildlife Service

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is the unit of the U.S. Department of the Interior dedicated to the management and preservation of wildlife.

Units within the FWS include:

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