Phys.org reports that the female population of the endangered Hawai’i creeper is only 22 to 28 percent of the remaining adult population in the southern portion of the Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge. The numbers come from research performed by University of Hawai’i at Mānoa scientists Leonard Freed and Rebecca Cann and raise concerns that [...]
Archive for the 'Pacific Region' Category
The Pacific News Center reports that due to sequester cuts, the Guam National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center will now be closed Monday through Friday, beginning May 1.
Access to the Refuge’s self-guided Nature Trails, beach, picnic and fishing spots will remain open to the public during regular operation hours from 7:30 – 4:00 p.m. daily.
The refuge [...]
The Reflector in Washington state reports that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been transferring endangered Columbian white-tailed deer from the Julia Butler Hansen Refuge in Cathlamet to Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.
The move was made after the USFWS discovered the potential failure of a dike along Steamboat Slough Road in Cathlamet brought on by [...]
A recent article in The Olympian sung the praises of retiring Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Manager Jean Takekawa, who just ended a 35-year career with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Five months after her South Sound arrival from her wildlife biologist job at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, a 500-year [...]
Sheila McCartan, Visitor Services Manager and Park Ranger for the Pacific Region’s Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge was honored with the 2012 Sense of Wonder Award. The Rachel Carson ‘Sense of Wonder’ Recognition Program recognizes outstanding contributions in the field of interpretation and environmental education within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Ms. McCartan was recognized [...]
The Republic reports that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has approved a final management plan for the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge (northwestern Nevada) that calls for the removal of all wild horses and burros from the refuge within five years.
The move is being made because the refuge was created for pronghorn antelope and other [...]
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has a nice blog for the Pacific Region, and the most recent post describes a rescue of a Nature Conservancy diver who was attacked by a shark near Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge in the Pacific Ocean. According to the blog, “the amateur triage was so dramatic that the [...]
The Peninsula Daily News in Washington state reports that wildlife refuge advocate Eleanor Stopps — who along with Zella Schultz was instrumental in the creation of Protection Island National Wildlife Refuge — has been moved to a care facility as she loses her battle with pancreatic cancer.
Approximately 70 percent of the nesting seabird population [...]
EurekAlert reports that the Marine Conservation Institute filed a formal petition to the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Commerce, asking them to prohibit commercial fishing in the Pacific Remote Island Marine National Monument.
In 2009, President George W. Bush created the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, the Rose Atoll Marine National Monument [...]
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports that for the second time in recorded history an endangered short-tailed albatross chick has hatched at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge within the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. The chick hatched Jan 12, just hours after oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle and marine life artist Wyland visited the nest. [...]
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has posted an interesting video about recovery efforts for the threatened Western snowy plover. Currently, only eight locations in Oregon support nesting Western snowy plovers, a 72 percent reduction in active breeding locations. The primary cause of decline is loss and degradation of habitat.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that efforts are underway to establish a second population of the endangered Nihoa Millerbird on Laysan Island within the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument to prevent the bird’s extinction. Nihoa and Laysan Islands are part of the Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge, which comprise the majority of the atolls [...]