A tagged rufa red knot in Mispillion Harbor, DE. Credit: Gregory Breese / USFWS
Service Protects Red Knot as Threatened Under the Endangered Species Act
December 09, 2014
The rufa subspecies of the red knot now will receive protection as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act, the Service announced today. "Unfortunately, this hearty shorebird is no match for the widespread effects of emerging challenges like climate change and coastal development, coupled with the historic impacts of horseshoe crab overharvesting, which have sharply reduced its population in recent decades," said Service Director Dan Ashe.
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