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  • n  an agency in the Department of the Interior that conserves and protects fish and wildlife and their habitats; assesses the environmental impact of pesticides and nuclear power site and hydroelectric dams and thermal pollution
News & Articles

  • Captive chimpanzees may join endangered species list
    KRISTEN BUTLER, UPI.com FWS proposes adding captive chimpanzees to the endangered species list and restricting research.
    June 11, 2013 - UPI
  • Captive Chimpanzees May Get Endangered Status in US
    The federal government has proposed listing captive chimpanzees as endangered, which would increase protections for the animals, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).  
    June 11, 2013 - LiveScience.com via Yahoo! News
  • Gray Wolves Losing Endangered Species Protection
    April Flowers for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online This week, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced that the nation’s gray wolf population has recovered to the point that it can safely be removed from the threatened and endangered species list. Environmental groups are concerned that this move is premature. According to an NBC News report , the FWS submitted two proposals. In the ...
    June 8, 2013 - redOrbit
Quotes

  • Jeff Trandahl in Energy Business Review
    Jeff Trandahl, executive director of NFWF, said: "NFWF is working very closely with US Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS), other federal and state agencies, and myriad conservation organizations to identify the immediate wildlife needs throughout the...
  • Julie MacDonald in Colorado Springs Gazette
    MacDonald said the law requires that the best available science be used, but she found that "FWS did not always consider all the data and often 'cherry picked' for sources and reviewers which supported their position."
  • Ginny Brown-Waite in St. Petersburg Times
    We question how the FWS can ignore these statistics and choose to downgrade a species that was on the brink of extinction,Brown-Waite wrote.

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