Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle Recovery Plan
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Federal Register Notice. RIN 0648-XS00 - Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plans; Recovery Plan for the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle (NOA)

SUMMARY: We, NMFS and USFWS, announce the availability of the Bi-National Recovery Plan (Recovery Plan) for the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii). The Recovery Plan is a bi-national plan developed by the NMFS and USFWS and the Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources, Mexico. The revised Recovery Plan includes specific recovery objectives and criteria to be met in order to down and delist this species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended.

The Second Revision of the Kemp's ridley sea turtle Bi-National Recovery Plan was signed in Mexico City on September 22, 2011.

The plan and supporting documents are available through these links:

Kemp's ridley sea turtle Bi-National Recovery Plan (English)

Plan Binacional para la Recuperación de la Tortuga Lora (Español)

Threats Assessment (Excel xls file)

Peer Review Comments

Addendum to the peer review

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