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Stene: Federal agencies aim to control development

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Endangered Species Act protection for 15 isle species

MEDIA RELEASE Fifteen species found on the island of Hawaii will be protected as endangered species under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced. The species include 13 plants, a picture-wing fly and an anchialine pool shrimp. The Service will work cooperatively with state, federal and native Hawaiian partners, conservation […]

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Isle species proposed for Endangered Species Act protection

MEDIA RELEASE Current evidence suggests 15 species on the Big Island are in danger of becoming extinct in the foreseeable future, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced. As a result, the Service has proposed to protect the species under the Endangered Species Act, and is seeking new information from the public and the […]

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Nearly $6M awarded to conserve species of concern

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced the nationwide distribution of more than $5.7 million to states under the 2012 Competitive State Wildlife Grant Program. Of this amount, nearly $3 million will be disbursed to Washington, Idaho and Hawaii to help prevent “Species of Special Concern” from becoming threatened, endangered, or extinct. […]

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National Wildlife Refuge System expanded by nearly 60 percent

MEDIA RELEASE Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne has expanded the National Wildlife Refuge System by 54 million acres, or 58 percent, by assigning the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service the responsibility for overall management of the three new marine national monuments in the Pacific Ocean designated by then-President Bush earlier this month. “The National […]

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