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What's New
Piping plovers return to Sauble Beach
The Owen Sound Sun Times (4/28)
Piping plovers are back at Sauble Beach, Ont. Four of the endangered shorebirds have been spotted this week so far on the Lake Huron shoreline in the South Bruce Peninsula community, according to the local Plover Lovers group.

Spurring new Maumee sturgeon
WTVG-TV - Toledo, OH (4/22)
A new program looks to reintroduce sturgeon to Lake Erie and the Maumee River in Ohio.

Now, Isle Royale research can shift to all that's being lost with the wolves
MinnPost (0/0)
The former director of the Isle Royale National Park wolf/moose project says the project will likely shift to study impacts of wolf extinction.

Piping plovers begin to return after wintering down south
WPBN/WGTU-TV - Traverse City, MI (4/21)
Piping plovers, an endangered species, have begun arriving on Michigan's shorelines from their Atlantic and Gulf Coast wintering grounds.

Small but mighty: Piping plover that hatched at Sauble spotted at wintering grounds in Florida
The Owen Sound Sun Times (4/13)
A piping plover that hatched at Sauble Beach, in Ont., last year has been spotted by volunteer monitors in Florida at the bird's wintering grounds on the Gulf Coast, west of Gainesville.

Toxic chemicals on rise in Lake Erie fish, scientists say
(4/12)
Flame-retardant chemicals could show up in greater concentrations in Lake Erie’s small-mouth bass, and scientists say an invasive species could be to blame.

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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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