Fish and Wildlife Service

News Releases

WILDLIFE REFUGES TO ALLOW GM CROPS AND NEONIC INSECTICIDES

Reversal of National Ban Threatens Pollinators and Other Wildlife in Their Refuges

FLAKY GOP BILL FORFEITS MOST FEDERAL WILDLIFE PROTECTIONS

Senate Plan Would Put States in Charge of ESA and National Park & Refuge Wildlife

DISASTROUS 2018 BRINGS RECORD MANATEE DEATHS

In Less Than 2 Months, 154 Florida Manatees Perish, One-Third from Cold Stress

LEGAL CLOUD LOOMS OVER INTERIOR DEPARTMENT ACTIONS

Legitimacy of Acting Directors of Parks, BLM, and Fish & Wildlife Remains in Doubt

TEMPORARY INTERIOR DEPARTMENT DIRECTORS ILLEGAL

All Decisions by Acting Park Service, BLM, and Fish & Wildlife Heads Legally Void

ANOTHER LETHAL YEAR FOR FLORIDA PANTHERS IN 2017

Deaths Again Outstrip Litters with Heavy Toll on Females of Reproductive Age

500 MANATEE DEATHS IN 2017…AND COUNTING

Last Year’s Mortality Spike Already Topped Before December Cold Snaps

LEGAL MOVE TO SAVE THE LOUISIANA BLACK BEAR

Notice of Impending Suit to Restore Federal Endangered Species Act Protection

WISCONSIN HOUNDERS ILLEGALLY HARASS WOLVES

Criminal Complaint Cites State Payments for Hunting Dogs Killed in Wolf Clashes

INTERIOR NOT TOP-HEAVY ENOUGH TO RELIEVE FIELD

National Park and Refuge HQ and Regional Offices Smaller Than Under Bush



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