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Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Addition of Penguin Species to Endangered Species List

12/17/2008 The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to list one penguin species as endangered and five penguin species as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). More

New Rule Unifies Domestic and International Conservation Laws to Manage Polar Bear

12/11/2008 The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has finalized a Special Rule under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) providing for the conservation of the polar bear. The rule can be viewed at: http://alaska.fws.gov/pdf/pb4d.pdf. More

FWS Bulletin: Statement for Polar Bear Decision

1/8/2008 The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service expects within the next month to reach a final decision on a proposal to list the polar bear as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. More

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Extends Comment Period on Polar Bear Research

10/5/2007 FWS has announced that it will give the public more time to review and comment on nine new research papers analyzing polar bear population status and threats, extending a public comment period until October 22, 2007. More

Biologists and Alaska Natives Equip Seals with Satellite Transmitters to Develop Management Strategy

8/31/2007 Biologists and Native hunters in the Alaskan village of Kotzebue, funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are jointly developing a management strategy for bearded seal habitat. More

Endangered Species Act Protection May Be Warranted for 10 Penguin Species

7/10/2007 Protection under the Endangered Species Act may be warranted for 10 species of penguins found in Antarctica and the southern hemisphere, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced in july of 2007. More