U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services

Report: 2 Mexican wolves found dead in Arizona

A subspecies of the gray wolf, Mexican wolves nearly disappeared in the 1970s. The federal government added them to the endangered species list in 1976. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Federal wildlife managers are investigating the deaths of two endangered Mexican gray wolves. The animals were found dead in Arizona in February. Authorities did not release any…

Louisiana could be key to bat survival of white-nose fungus

BATON ROUGE, La. — With Halloween here, it’s the bats that should be scared. A relatively new disease has ravaged populations across the eastern half of North America, but Louisiana could hold the key to keeping the species alive. Bats – of the order Chiroptera, meaning “winged hands” – may conjure images of blood-sucking vampires, but the local varieties are…

Aquatic stewardship, fishing participation get boost in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A total of $190,000 was recently awarded to 43 organizations, conservation clubs and communities from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) to increase aquatic stewardship and sport fishing participation in local communities. Each year, the ODNR Division of Wildlife offers aquatic education grants to schools, parks and recreation departments, conservation groups, local governments and other nonprofit organizations…

Zinke makes impact in first day as Interior secretary

One order overturns the lead ammunition and fishing tackle ban on Fish and Wildlife Service lands, waters, and facilities. The other advances conservation stewardship, improves game and habitat management and increases outdoor recreation opportunities by directing bureaus and agencies to immediately identify areas where recreation and fishing can be expanded.