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Hermes_copper_butterfly / USFWSCandidate Notice of Review

After years of a concerted effort to address the backlog of Candidate Species, there are now only 30 species on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's list of candidates. The 2016 Candidate Notice of Review is the yearly status appraisal of plants and animals that are candidates for Endangered Species Act (ESA) protection, and it was published on December 2, 2016. As part of this year's review, one species – the Fremont County rockcress – changed in priority.
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Channel Island fox. Credit: NPS

Channel Island Fox

Four of the six subspecies of island fox on California's Channel Islands – the San Miguel, Santa Barbara, Santa Rosa, and Santa Cataline island foxs – were listed as endangered in 2004 following catastrophic population declines...

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California condor. Credit: USFWS

Condor Watch

Biologists studying the endangered California condor have launched a new web site to enlist the help of citizen scientists in research aimed at reducing lead poisoning, the primary threat to condors in the wild...

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Indiana bat

Indiana Bat

Indiana bats are found over most of the eastern half of the U.S. Almost half of them hibernate in caves in southern Indiana...

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Alabama sturgeon. Credit: USFWS.

E-DNA Confirms Feared-Extinct Sturgeon Alive in Alabama River

The Alabama sturgeon is a freshwater fish that was historically widespread in the Mobile River Basin of Alabama and Mississippi. The last capture of an Alabama sturgeon was in April 2007 by the biologists with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources...
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Last updated: December 1, 2016