Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Snail Darter’s Recovery

Small southern freshwater fish no longer near extinction.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service celebrated the removal of the snail darter from the Federal List of Threatened and Endangered Wildlife last week. Officials from the Department of the Interior were joined by dozens of conservation partners to celebrate the milestone at the Seven Islands Birding State Park, one of the places where the small freshwater fish lives. This is the fifth U.S. fish to have been officially saved from the brink of extinction.

“The recovery of the snail darter is a remarkable conservation milestone that tells a story about how controversy and polarization can evolve into cooperation and a big conservation success,” said Secretary Deb Haaland. “By protecting even the smallest creatures, we show who we are as a country; that we care about our environment and recognize the interconnectedness of our lands, wildlife, and people.”  

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Director Martha Williams as she oversees the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
  • For Secretary Haaland as she celebrates the recovery of the formerly endangered species.
  • For U.S. officials as they evaluate the animal species that are at risk of extinction.

Sources: Department of the Interior


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