Interior Department Announces More Than $40.6 Million for Collaborative Efforts to Conserve America’s Most Imperiled Species


The Department of the Interior today announced more than $40.6 million in grants through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to 10 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands to support land acquisition and conservation planning projects on over 7,200 acres of habitat for 65 listed and at-risk species through the Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund (CESCF).

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Interior Department Announces More Than $50.6 Million for Wetland Conservation Projects and National Wildlife Refuges


The Department of the Interior today announced that more than $50.6 million in funding has been approved by the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission, providing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners the ability to help conserve, restore or enhance more than 106,600 acres of wetlands and associated upland habitats for waterfowl, shorebirds and other birds across the United States.

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Biden-Harris Administration Report Outlines Reforms Needed to Promote Responsible Mining on Public Lands


 The Biden-Harris administration’s Department of the Interior-led Interagency Working Group on Mining Laws, Regulations, and Permitting (IWG) today released its [[{"fid":"105121","view_mode":"wysiwyg","fields":{"format":"wysiwyg","alignment":"","link_text":"final report"},"link_text":"final report","type":"media","field_deltas":{"1":{"format":"wysiwyg","alignment":"","link_text":"final report"}},"attributes":{"class":"media-element file-wysiwyg","data-delta":"1"}}]] containing recommendations to reform and improve the way mining is conducted on U.S. public lands.

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Statement from the Department of the Interior on a Pelly Certification


Under the Pelly Amendment to the Fishermen’s Protective Act of 1967, when the Secretary of the Interior finds that “nationals of a foreign country . . . are engaging in trade or taking which diminishes the effectiveness of any international program for endangered or threatened species,” such as the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the Secretary must certify that fact to the President.    

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