U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Protects Three Caribbean Plants Under Endangered Species Act
September 8, 2014
Contacts: Marelisa Rivera, firstname.lastname@example.org, 787-851-7297
Tom MacKenzie, email@example.com, 404-679-7291
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is listing the plants Agave eggersiana and Gonocalyx concolor as endagered and Varronia rupicola as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The listing goes into effect on October 9, 2014, 30 days following its publication in the Federal Register. Read full press release (PDF 163KB)>>
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Puerto Rican Parrot
Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS via Flickr
April 9, 2014
The only native parrot species still living in the U.S., these birds nearly went extinct in the second half of the twentieth century. By 1975, only 13 parrots remained. Intense conservation efforts over the past few decades have helped turn that around, but...
Fish and Wildlife Service Conducts Five-Year Reviews of 33 Southeastern Species
March 25, 2014
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), is initiating 5-year status reviews of 33 species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. The Service will conduct these reviews to ensure the classification of species as threatened or endangered on the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants is accurate. The Service is requesting submission of information that has become available since the last review of each of these species.
DATES: To allow the Service adequate time to conduct these reviews, the Service must receive your comments or information on or before May 27, 2014.
Please see press release and/or Federal Register notice links below for more information about where you can mail, fax or e-mail comments or information.