US Fish and Wildlife Service http://wunc.org en US Fish & Wildlife Service Urges Protection For Rare NC Moth And Fish http://wunc.org/post/us-fish-wildlife-service-urges-protection-rare-nc-moth-and-fish <p>Officials with the US Fish &amp; Wildlife Service made two big announcements concerning North Carolina this month: they determined that a very rare moth found in one county near the coast warrants placement on the Endangered Species List, and they are awarding the state two grants to help with wildlife conservation.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Laura Candler 21281 at http://wunc.org US Fish & Wildlife Service Urges Protection For Rare NC Moth And Fish Carteret County Threatens Legal Action Over New Federal Loggerhead Turtle Protections http://wunc.org/post/carteret-county-threatens-legal-action-over-new-federal-loggerhead-turtle-protections <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Carteret County's Board of Commissioners voted file a letter of intent to sue the US Fish and Wildlife Service over new protections for the loggerhead sea turtle. The US Fish and Wildlife Service is considering declaring parts of Carteret County a critical habitat for the turtles. They are currently designated as a threatened species by the Endangered Species Act.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Carteret County Shore Protection Office claims that existing protections for loggerhead turtles are enough, and that new guidelines would hurt business and tourism in the area. Pete Benjamin, who directs the Raleigh Field Office of the Fish and Wildlife Service, says the new rules will only affect federal activity.</span></p><p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 13:14:53 +0000 Sam Sanders 21061 at http://wunc.org Carteret County Threatens Legal Action Over New Federal Loggerhead Turtle Protections Numbers Of Red Wolf Pups Dwindling In North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/numbers-red-wolf-pups-dwindling-north-carolina <p>Wildlife researchers have noticed a slight drop in the number of pups being born to the state's native red wolf population.&nbsp; According to the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, 34 wolf pups in seven litters were found in eastern North Carolina habitats.&nbsp; That's down by an average of seven pups over the last three years.&nbsp;<br> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 13:03:22 +0000 Gurnal Scott 17028 at http://wunc.org Numbers Of Red Wolf Pups Dwindling In North Carolina Should NC Wildlife Refuges Grow Genetically Modified Crops? http://wunc.org/post/should-nc-wildlife-refuges-grow-genetically-modified-crops <p>Environmental officials are asking for public input about whether they should replant genetically modified crops (GMCs) at national wildlife refuges in North Carolina.&nbsp;</p><p>The <a href="http://www.fws.gov/southeast/news/2013/018.html">U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hosts a public meeting at Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge </a>Thursday.&nbsp; That refuge and three others in eastern North Carolina have been using a farming program to plant genetically modified crops like corn and soybeans since the 1990's. Wed, 05 Jun 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Will Michaels 16631 at http://wunc.org Should NC Wildlife Refuges Grow Genetically Modified Crops? Wildlife Officials Outline Areas Of Concern For Wind Farm Projects http://wunc.org/post/wildlife-officials-outline-areas-concern-wind-farm-projects <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A </span><a href="http://www.fws.gov/raleigh/pdfs/NC_wind_tool.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">new map</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> detailing high-risk habitat areas for land-based wind energy projects </span><a href="http://www.fws.gov/raleigh/es_windmap.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">has been posted online by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 11:42:59 +0000 Catherine Brand 11933 at http://wunc.org Wildlife Officials Outline Areas Of Concern For Wind Farm Projects Big Game Hunting Considered for Currituck Refuge http://wunc.org/post/big-game-hunting-considered-currituck-refuge <p>Big game hunting could be coming to the Currituck National Wildlife Refuge in northeastern North Carolina. A new proposal by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would allow limited hunting for white tail deer and feral hogs. Mike Bryant is a refuge manager for six areas including Currituck. He says the rule changes would mark the first time deer and hog hunters would be allowed in the refuge.<br> Mon, 11 Jul 2011 09:25:00 +0000 Eric Hodge 8481 at http://wunc.org Wildlife Officials Investigate Bald Eagle Shooting http://wunc.org/post/wildlife-officials-investigate-bald-eagle-shooting <p></p><p>The US Fish and Wildlife Service and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission are investigating the shooting of a mature bald eagle in Warren County near the Virginia border. They're offering a $2,500 reward for anyone with information that leads to a conviction. Thu, 31 Mar 2011 19:11:00 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 9187 at http://wunc.org Wildlife Officials Investigate Bald Eagle Shooting