Fish and Wildlife Service

News Releases

GUNNISON SAGE-GROUSE GETS ANOTHER CHANCE AT PROTECTION

Most Populations Declined Again in 2009

MANATEES’ FRAGILE FATE MIRRORS NATIONAL WILDLIFE PERIL

Senate Confirmation Hearing Today for Fish & Wildlife Service Director

MOVE TO END HARASSMENT OF FLORIDA MANATEES

Legal Filing to Outlaw Manatee “Swim-With” Dives by 100,000 Tourists Annually

FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE IN FLORIDA: PORTRAIT OF A FAILED AGENCY

Obama Pick Piecemeals Florida Panther and Other Endangered Species to Extinction

ONE-THIRD OF WILDLIFE REFUGES USE GM CROPS IN SOUTHEAST

Genetically Modified Seeds Okayed by Obama Fish & Wildlife Service Director Pick Hamilton

ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT FELL INTO DISUSE UNDER NOMINEE

Only One Jeopardy Opinion in Nearly 6,000 Consultations as Staff Told to Refrain

POLITICAL MANIPULATION OF SCIENCE RIFE DURING NOMINEE’S TENURE

Fish & Wildlife Service Southeast Region Employees Saw Interference and Reprisal

FEDERAL CASH BRINGS REWARD FOR INFORMATION ON ILLEGAL WOLF KILLINGS TO $50,000

FEDERAL WILDLIFE REPORT CENSORED

Highly Redacted Inspector General Report Posted on Official Website

FIGHT TO RE-CLASSIFY PYGMY OWL AS ENDANGERED

Conservationists Take First Step to Re-establish Protections for the Pygmy Owl

White Papers
Swan DiveTrumpeter Swan Restoration Trumped by Politics (August 2001)
Swan Dive traces how the declining prospects for the survival of Greater Yellowstone's trumpeter swans have intertwined with decisions by the agencies charged with ensuring their survival. Unfortunatley, these decisions have imperiled this last native nesting population of trumpeters in the lower 48 states. more >>

Sitting DucksUSFWS Assaults the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (June 1998)
According to its own law enforcement personnel, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is bowing to intense political pressure to allow unethical hunting techniques, principally baiting, which they believe will facilitate detrimental over-harvesting of migratory game birds. The Special Agents are outraged by what they see as their agency's retreat from strong enforcement against hunting practices which contradict the principles of fair chase and damage the very resource whose survival makes recreational hunting possible. more >>

Grizzly ScienceGrizzly Bear Biology in the Greater Yellowstone (October 1997)
Experts from various state and federal agencies chronicle the conflict between the practice of wildlife biology and the reality of bureaucratic politics within public resource agencies of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Their professional experiences exhibit common problems of bureaucratic dysfunction, including suppression of science, falsification of information, and harassment of those working to ensure the survival of the grizzly bear. more >>

Noah's Ark is LeakingThe Department of Interior Abandons International Species Protection (May 1997)
The FWS has abandoned its legal obligation to protect international threatened and endangered species. There has been a decade-long de facto moratorium on the listing of foreign species. Commercial interests abuse the process by importing rare animals. more >>

Tarnished TrophiesThe Department of Interior's Wild Sheep Loophole (October 1996)
According to its own specialists, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is driving protected foreign game species to extinction through the illegal issuance of permits to import game trophies. Despite mandates to enforce both the Endangered Species Act and international conservation treaties, the Assistant Directorate for International Affairs (AIA) within the Fish & Wildlife Service is promoting importation of sports-hunted trophies of threatened and, in some cases, endangered species. more >>

Surveys
2005  Politics Trumps Science At U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

1998  U.S. Fish & Wildlife Law Enforcement Survey

Other PEER Activities
Craig Manson for Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish, Wildlife and Parks

PEER Campaign: Scientific Integrity