Fish and Wildlife Service Conducts Five-year Status Review of 10 Endangered Species in Florida
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced plans to conduct a five-year status review of 10 endangered species in Florida.
This five-year review is conducted to ensure that listing classifications under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) are accurate. Any interested party is invited to provide information and comments pertaining to these species. Written comments and information related to this five-year review must be received by August 22, 2005.
The notice covers 10 species including the Florida panther, Key deer, St. Andrew beach mouse, Cape Sable seaside sparrow, Okaloosa darter; and five plants: beach jacquemontia, deltoid spurge, fringed campion, Small’s milkpea, and tiny polygala. This periodic five-year review is conducted to ensure that listing classifications under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) are accurate.
Specifically, this review seeks information on: (1) species biology, including population trends, distribution, abundance, demographics, and genetics; (2) habitat conditions, including amount, distribution, and suitability; (3) conservation measures that have been implemented; (4) threat status and trends; and (5) other new information, data, or corrections, including taxonomic or nomenclatural changes, identification of erroneous information contained in the ESA list, and improved analytical methods. Comments and materials received will be available for public inspection by appointment.
In addition to reviewing the classification of these species, a five-year review presents an opportunity to track the species’ recovery progress. It may benefit species by providing valuable information to guide future conservation efforts. Information gathered during a review can assist in making funding decisions, conducting interagency consultations, making permitting decisions, and determining whether to update recovery plans, and other actions under the ESA.
Written comments and information may be sent: by e-mail for the St. Andrew beach mouse, Okaloosa darter, and fringed campion to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to (850) 763-2177, or sent via regular mail to Deputy Field Supervisor, Panama City Field Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1601 Balboa Avenue, Panama City, Florida, 32405; or for the remaining seven species to email@example.com, faxed to (772) 562-4288 or sent via regular mail to Field Supervisor, South Florida Field Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1339 20th Street, Vero Beach, Florida, 32960.
The Federal Register notice
announcing this status review of 10 federally listed species is available
on-line at http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20051800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/05-12187.htm
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