You Oughta Know: Searchable database shows U.S. endangered species

12/29/2013 12:00 AM

12/27/2013 10:22 PM

Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.

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The record: A searchable database of endangered species in the United States kept by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Why you’d want it: To learn more about endangered species. You may search by species, state or county or click on an interactive map that shares news about endangered species.

Where you get it: Go to http://www.fws.gov/endangered/.

How much it will cost: The information is free.

Deb Gruver

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