Thanks to a slew of partnerships among the Service, Texas agencies and local stakeholders, the Service downlisted the Tobusch fishhook cactus from endangered to threatened under the Endangered Species Act. When listed under the ESA in 1979, fewer than 200 plants were known to exist. Today more than 3,300 cacti have been documented. This action brings this plant, once on the brink of extinction, one step closer to the ultimate ESA goal, full recovery and delisting.
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|Fish and Wildlife Service Federal Register Notices Final Rule Proposed Rule Notice|
|05/18/18. Endangered and Threatened Species; Issuance of Enhancement of Survival and Incidental Take Permits January 2, 2017 Through December 29, 2017|
|05/15/18. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Reclassifying Tobusch Fishhook Cactus From Endangered to Threatened and Adopting a New Scientific Name|
|05/14/18. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Reclassifying Echinocereus fendleri var. kuenzleri from Endangered to Threatened|
|05/07/18. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 5-Year Status Reviews for 35 Southeastern Species|
|05/07/18. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews for 156 Species in Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Palau, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands|