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Magazine Mountain Shagreen Snail (1:35)
Partners: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service / Southeast Region, U.S. Forest Service, Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission


In the highest parts of Arkansas' Ozarks, the slow-moving Magazine Mountain shagreen snail won the race to become the first invertebrate to be delisted under the Endangered Species Act.

"The recovery of this species was made possible through collaborative efforts of our partners at the U.S. Forest Service, the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to remove threats and protect the habitat of the Magazine Mountain shagreen," said Cindy Dohner, Southeast Regional Director. "The delisting of this snail is another Endangered Species Act success story."

Last updated: March 21, 2014