Larry Richardson, USFWS
December 18, 2012
Wood storks in the Southeastern United States no longer face imminent danger of extinction. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to upgrade the status of the U.S. breeding population of wood storks from Endangered to Threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The proposal follows a comprehensive review, conducted by Service biologists, of the best available scientific and commercial information about the species' status.