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Conserving the Nature of America
A close up photo of a wyoming toad being held in a hand.
Biologists at the Saratoga National Fish Hatchery in Wyoming hopped at the chance to raise the endangered Wyoming toad. Credit: USFWS

National Fish Hatcheries No Longer Just About Fish

November 06, 2019

Mussels, birds, turtles: These creatures, and more, are living at national fish hatcheries across the nation. The hatcheries, managed by the  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, host 30 non-fish species — shelled, feathered, hopping — as well as growing more than 100 species of fish. 

They’re Growing What? »


A hawksbill turtle swimming in sea with coral in the background.

A hawksbill turtle is among the creatures a diver might see near Desecheo National Wildlife Refuge in Puerto Rico. Credit: © Jan P. Zegarra

Dive Into Puerto Rico's Blissful Waters

November 01, 2019

"I grew up here," says Jan P. Zegarra, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist who has been diving off Puerto Rico since he was a teenager. "We're surrounded by the ocean on all sides, so it feels almost natural to be in the water here." Join Zegarra in exploring great diving opportunities off the coasts of three national wildlife refuges in Puerto Rico.

'Feeling of Being on Another Planet' »

Close shot of a tri-colored bat.

Tri-colored bat with visible symptoms of white-nose syndrome at Cloudland Canyon State Park in Georgia. Credit: Pete Pattavina/USFWS

Service Announces Funding to Spur Innovation to Save America's Bats

October 30, 2019

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service launched a $100,000 challenge to help combat white-nose syndrome, a disease that has killed millions of hibernating bats in North America. Funds will be awarded to individuals and teams who identify innovative ways to permanently eradicate, weaken or disarm the fungus that causes the disease. The deadline to submit ideas to the White-nose Syndrome Challenge is Dec. 31, 2019, by 11:59 p.m. ET.

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White-nose Syndrome Challenge Website »