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Re-opening Comment Period on Proposal

to List Northern Long-eared Bat as Endangered


Hibernating northern long-eared bats.

Northern long-eared bats hibernate in caves, mines and similar

structures during winter.

Photo courtesy of Shelly Colatskie/Missouri Department of Conservation

 

November 18, 2014

 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reopening the public comment period on a proposal to list the northern long-eared bat as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Comments will be accepted through Dec. 18, 2014.

 

The Service is reopening the comment period to alert the public to additional information provided by state conservation agencies within the range of the species. The Service will consider this information, and all information received previously, while determining whether the northern long-eared bat warrants listing under the Endangered Species Act. Reopening of the comment period will allow the public to provide comments on the proposed rule in light of that additional information. A final decision on the proposal is due on April 2, 2015.

 

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