|Photo Caption: Glitter watches her sister Gaia fish for termites at Gombe National Park © the Jane Goodall Institute|
June 11, 2013
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Protection for All Chimpanzees – Captive and Wild – as Endangered
Following additional legal determinations about the application of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced a proposal to classify both wild and captive chimpanzees as endangered. The decision reflects growing threats to the species and aligns the chimpanzee’s status with existing legal requirements as well as protections for other species. Currently, only wild chimpanzees are listed as endangered while captive chimpanzees are listed as threatened.
Federal Register Notice: Chimpanzee
More information: Chimpanzee profile page