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A close up of a golden eagle flying over a desert field of dryed shurbs and grass.
A golden eagle flies in Wyoming. Credit: Tom Koerner/USFWS

Federally Recognized Tribes Can Retain Eagle Remains Found on Their Land

August 13, 2019

Underscoring the agency’s commitment to honoring the wishes of federally recognized Tribes, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a revised policy regarding the retention of eagle remains on lands within Indian Country. Federally recognized Tribes are now able to retain bald and golden eagle remains found on these lands under certain conditions and with the proper permits.
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Close shot of Bay checkerspot butterfly.

Federally endangered Bay checkerspot butterfly. Credit: John Cleckler/USFWS

Trump Administration Improves the Implementing Regulations of the Endangered Species Act

August 12, 2019
In its more than 45-year history, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) has catalyzed countless conservation partnerships that have helped recover some of America’s most treasured animals and plants from the bald eagle to the American alligator. Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt unveiled improvements to the implementing regulations of the ESA designed to increase transparency and effectiveness and bring the administration of the act into the 21st century.
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Native pollinator-friendly plants beneath the elevated end of the solar panels.

Tufted puffin at Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: Lisa Hupp/USFWS

Why I Took These Shots

August 9, 2019
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service outreach specialist Lisa Hupp took the photo above of a tufted puffin at Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. “Usually I like diffused light rather than full sun for wildlife photos, but the glow of the vibrant orange feet and beak and the contrast with the blue sky made this a fun, colorful image,” she says.
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