U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Protections Sought for Eastern Massasauga RattlesnakeThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Tuesday the snake's population is dwindling, primarily because of loss and fragmentation of its habitat, which includes wetlands such as swamps, bogs and marshes.
Feds Plan to Save Ancient FishThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released an updated recovery plan for an endangered fish species found in the Missouri and Mississippi rivers.
Elephant Shot in Mississippi Returns to MissouriThe 39-year-old Asian elephant, named Carol, was shot Thursday in Tupelo, Miss. She was part of a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus show.
St. Louis Zoo May Get Orphaned Polar Bear U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says Alaskan cub will go to Buffalo, NY first.
Federal Officials Indict Eight In Missouri Poaching RingA single large female paddlefish with about 20 pounds of eggs is carrying about $4,000 worth of potential caviar for black market sales.
Senators, Federal Officials Meet On Levee ConcernsMissouri's two U.S. senators are continuing their push for completion of a project to close a 1,500-foot gap in a Mississippi River levee.
McCaskill Seeks Action on Mo. Levee ProjectMcCaskill sent a letter in mid-December to the EPA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, calling uncertainty and delays in the project "unacceptable."
Fish Protection Move May Risk Missouri Economic GrowthThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will present plans at a meeting Tuesday in Perryville to have the Grotto sculpin added to the endangered list.
Saving the Sheepnose and Spectaclecase The sheepnose and spectaclecase mussels will be protected following an agreement reached last summer between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Washington, Center for Biological Diversity.
Squaw Creek Too Close For Deer HuntThe deer hunts started in 1988 to reduce the size of the deer herd, which was damaging refuge habitats and causing collisions with vehicles.
More Missouri Trout On The Way Missouri's Conservation Department celebrates the expansion of the trout hatchery near Bennett Spring State Park later this month.
Missouri Given Half A Million Dollars To Save Endangered SpeciesThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the intent is to protect habitat important for the endangered gray bat, the threatened Ozark cavefish and the Missouri bladderpod, which is a threatened plant.
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