What's New Piping plovers make a comeback (4/7) The piping plover, an endangered species of shorebird that was once almost extinct, is making a comeback. At one point, just 12 pairs of the bird were left in the Great Lakes. But thanks to conservation efforts, scientists are starting to see a rebound in the population.
All about bats (10/30) It's almost Halloween, which means it's a great time to learn more about bats! The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Midwest Region offers a fascinating online calendar filled with facts and myths about bats, information about bat habitats, and a look at the significance of bats in culture.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.