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Scientists: Great Lakes’ wolves no longer endangered
The Detroit News (11/19)
A letter signed by 26 wildlife scientists urges the federal government to remove gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region from the endangered list.

Senate bill would drop protections for wolves in 4 states
Gaylord Herald Times (11/17)
Two U.S. senators announced a renewed push last week to strip federal protection from gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region and Wyoming — and to prohibit courts from intervening in those states on the embattled predator's behalf.

Silver Bay to become bat country on Halloween
Lake County News Chronicle (10/29)
A national effort is taking place this Halloween to build at least 5,000 new bat houses across the U.S. and Canada and increase the number of roosting spots for bats. The event is part of Bat Week, an awareness week created by the U.S. Forest Service and Bat Conservation International.

2015 a ‘banner year’ for endangered Great Lakes piping plover
MLive (10/12)
It took 65 years, but piping plovers have returned along Lake Michigan: the first plover nest since 1950 was found this summer at a state park in Muskegon County, Mich.

Thames Talbot Land Trust set to purchase 230-acre forest along the Lake Erie shoreline at Hawk Cliff
St. Thomas Times-Journal (9/18)
The Thames Talbot Land Trust is raising money to purchase and restore an environmentally significant 230-acre forest along the Lake Erie shoreline. The area is a habitat and breeding ground for rare, threatened and endangered species of plants and animals.

DNA test confirms gray wolf presence in Michigan's Lower Peninsula
MLive (9/17)
Genetic testing has confirmed the long-held belief by some that gray wolves have moved into Michigan's Lower Peninsula, although state officials say there's not yet evidence of a breeding population.

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General Resources
EE-Link: Endangered Species
University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment
Provides links to many additional endangered species sites, state and international lists, and has a special focus on education, including curricula.

Endangered Species Program
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Protecting endangered and threatened species and restoring them to a secure status in the wild is the primary objective of the endangered species program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, an agency of the Department of the Interior.

Great Lakes Declining Amphibians Working Group
IUCN/SSC Declining Amphibian Populations Task Force
Devoted to investigating the worldwide decline in amphibian populations. Includes a list of Midwest State Resources.

Keep the Wild Alive
National Wildlife Federation (NWF)
The NWF's Keep the Wild Alive™ campaign is an education, advocacy, outreach, and on-the-ground conservation project designed to raise awareness of and improve conditions for endangered species.

The Raptor Center
University of Minnesota
The center's mission is "to preserve biological diversity among raptors and other avain species through medical treatment, scientific investigation, education, and management of wild populations."

Timber Wolf Alliance
Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute
TWA's mission is to promote and assist in achieving a sustainable population of timber wolves in the Great Lakes region, with emphasis on the Lake Superior basin.

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Kirtland's Warbler Festival
Celebrate the gradual return of the endangered Kirtland's Warbler and its home in the Jack Pine and AuSable River ecosystem. Kirtland Community College, named for the rare bird, is the host site for the festival, eight miles north of St. Helen, Mich.

Kirtland's Warbler Tours
Guided tours to Kirtland's warbler nesting areas (from May-June) will depart from the U.S. Forest Service Office in Mio, Mich., and from the Holiday Inn in Grayling, Mich.

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Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)

Endangered Species Act of 1973
Federal Register Notices related to Endangered Species
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Policy on Endangered Species
University of Michigan, School of Natural Resources and Environment

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America's Mussels: Silent Sentinels
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: Region 3
Half of the mussel species in the Midwest are endangered; find out why mussels are important, why they are endangered, and what you can do to help.

Great Lakes Endangered Species
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Great Lakes-Big Rivers Region
Includes Listings by County/Species or by State.

Keep the Wild Alive
National Wildlife Federation (NWF)
Spotlights a different endangered species each month, and also gives detailed information on many other endangered species, including migration routes and lifecycles.

Kirtland's Warbler Page
Information concerning Kirtland's Warbler, including census results and photographs.

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Related Resources
GLIN: Biodiversity in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Habitats of the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Land Use in the Great Lakes Region

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