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Threats to At-Risk Species in America's Private Forests: A Forests on the Edge Report

America’s private forests harbor thousands of species – from butterflies, bears, birds and bats; to salmon, snails and salamanders that inhabit streams and wetlands; to flowers, trees and shrubs that feed and protect wildlife and enrich human lives. Many native animals and plants found in private forests nationwide are at risk of decline or extinction, in part because of impacts of increasing housing development. The effects of development on at-risk species on private forests are intensified by additional impacts from fire, insects and disease. Read More

Agreement with Russian Federation concerning polar bear population : message from the President of the United States transmitting Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and t

This treaty is an agreement between the United States and Russia to work towards a legal and scientific frame work for the conservation and management of polar bears. Read More

Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress

The diminishment of Arctic sea ice has led to increased human activities in the Arctic, and has heightened concerns about the region’s future. Issues such as Arctic sovereignty claims; commercial shipping through the Arctic; Arctic oil, gas, and mineral exploration; endangered Arctic species; and increased military operations in the Arctic could cause the region in coming years to become an arena of international cooperation, competition, or conflict. This report provides an overview of Arctic-related issues for Congress, and refers readers to more in-depth CRS reports on specific Arctic-related issues. Read More

The Last Stand of the Gorilla: Environmental Crime and Conflict in the Congo Basin

This report discusses the status of gorillas in the Greater Congo River Basin. The report looks at challenges such as poaching and habitat loss. Read More

Our Planet: The magazine of the United Nations Environment Programme

Our Planet is a periodical magazine published by the United Nations Environment Programme. This issue is devoted to the economic importance of biodiversity and how protecting or restoring habitats can significantly reduce the costs in a variety of industries and infrastructures. Read More

ARKive

Eleven interactive educational games and puzzles on habitats, animal survival, and animal stages around the world. Read More

Saving the Bald Eagle

Our national bird is back in the lower 48 states after nearly disappearing in the 60’s and 70’s. Robert Mesta, a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, explains what it takes to recover a species like the bald eagle, and demonstrates how math plays a critical role in the process. Running time 3:48 minutes. Available by subscription Read More

The Blackfooted Ferret

US Fish and Wildlife Service wildlife biologists explain how they are making great strides toward saving this endangered species. From breeding ferret offspring to preparing them for release back into the wild, the recovery effort of these cute carnivores is rich in math and science. Running time 5:25 minutes. Read More

Endangered Species Act of 1973

Library Holdings. The Endangered Species Act (ESA) provides a program for the conservation of threatened and endangered plants and animals and the habitats in which they are found. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) of the Department of the Interior maintains a worldwide list which, as of Feb. 20, 2008, included 1574 endangered species (599 are plants) and 351 threatened species (148 are plants). Species include birds, insects, fish, reptiles, mammals, crustaceans, flowers, grasses, and trees. Anyone can petition FWS to include a species on this list. The law requires federal agencies, in consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and/or the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Service, to ensure that actions they authorize, fund, or carry out are not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any listed species or result in the destruction or adverse modification of designated critical habitat of such species. The law also prohibits any action that causes a “taking” of any listed species of endangered fish or wildlife. Likewise, import, export, interstate, and foreign commerce of listed species are all generally prohibited. Read More

Endangered Species: Books for Young Readers

List of books on endangered species for younger readers. Read More

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