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Secretary Jewell 09/19/14
Secretary Jewell Announces Conservation Success Story in Recovery of Delmarva Fox Squirrel

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

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Secretary Jewell, Director Ashe Announce $35 Million in Grants to Boost State Endangered Species Conservation Efforts

WASHINGTON – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe today announced nearly $35 million in grants to 20 states to enable collaborative efforts to conserve many of America’s imperiled species

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“State of the Birds” Report Assesses the Health of the Nation’s Birds

One hundred years after the extinction of the passenger pigeon, the nation’s top bird science and conservation groups have come together to publish The State of the Birds 2014—the most comprehensive review of long-term trend data for U.S. birds


Media Advisories


Delmarva Fox Squirrel 09/17/14
Secretary Jewell to Announce Conservation Success Story at Maryland’s Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

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

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Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to Join Student Conservation Association Volunteers in 9/11 National Day of Service Project at Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary in Arlington

The Student Conservation Association (SCA), the national leader in building the next generation of environmental stewards, and AmeriCorps will commemorate September 11th as a national day of service and remembrance

Secretary Sally Jewell 08/28/14
Secretary Jewell to Mark 50th Anniversary of Landmark Conservation Laws

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, September 3, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act at Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey.


DOI Videos


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This Week at Interior September 19, 2014

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.


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Secretary Jewell Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Landmark Conservation Laws

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell celebrated the 50th Anniversary of two landmark conservation laws - The Wilderness Act and The Land and Water Conservation Fund Act - at Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey.


Other News


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

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.