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What's New
ENDANGERED: American eel numbers in the St. Lawrence River are plummeting
Cornwall Seaway News (7/29)
They may look snake-like and come complete with a revoltingly slimy exterior - but biology experts are working to save the American eel.

St. Lawrence River sturgeon a protected species; don’t fish for them or land them, DEC warns
North Country NOW (5/17)
State conservation officers are reminding people fishing in the St. Lawrence River that sturgeon are a threatened species and should not be caught.

Tough winter good for some endangered species
Great Lakes Echo (2/26)
Heavy snowfall is proving to be helpful for some of Michigan’s endangered species, like the Karner blue butterflies, the snowshoe hare and the ruffed grouse.

10,000 young sturgeon to be stocked in St. Lawrence River at Ogdensburg and in tributaries
North Country Now (10/20)
Lake sturgeon will again be stocked in North Country waters as part of a restoration program for the threatened fish species.

Water snake has comeback in Lake Erie
Mansfield News Journal (10/6)
Two years after the Lake Erie water snake was removed from the federal Endangered Species List, its numbers are robust and holding steady, a researcher said.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service partners with mentoring program for young men
Press and Guide (10/3)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service partnered with Steve Harvey’s Mentoring Program for Young Men. These men will work on restoration of habitats, control of invasive species and fishery surveys, including the monitoring of lake sturgeon — a threatened species in Michigan and Ontario.

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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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Events
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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Laws
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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Species
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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