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DOI News: Celebrating a Milestone in Conservation – and the Law that Made it Possible

FRI, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014, 05:05 PM EST

Just a few weeks ago, I was at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History remembering an unfortunately dark moment in conservation history – exactly a century before, on September 1, 1914, the last known passenger pigeon died in a Cincinnati zoo. Read More >


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This Week at Interior September 19, 2014

FRI, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014, 03:15 PM EST

Secretary Jewell travels to Maryland to announce the proposed delisting of the Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel from the Endangered Species List; the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is asking what to do with six tons of crushed ivory; more. Watch Video >


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Secretary Jewell Announces Conservation Success Story in Recovery of Delmarva Fox Squirrel

FRI, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014, 10:58 AM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Md. – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced that due to concerted conservation efforts by landowners and other partners, the Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel, one of the animals included on the first list of endangered species Read More >


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Media Advisory: Secretary Jewell to Announce Conservation Success Story at Maryland’s Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

WED, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014, 11:17 AM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Md. – On Friday, September 19, 2014, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Dan Ashe will join Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) and local partners Read More >


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This Week at Interior September 12, 2014

FRI, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014, 04:24 PM EST

Secretary Jewell marks the 9/11 anniversary at a special ceremony on Capitol Hill, and with a Day of Service at an Arlington waterfowl sanctuary; a ribbon cutting at the newly renovated White House Visitor Center; more. Watch Video >