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The Uvea parakeet is one of 20 foreign candidate species for Endangered Species Act protection. Credit: Wikimedia CommonsService Releases 2016 List of Candidate Foreign Species Under Endangered Species Act

The Service today released its Candidate Notice of Review of Foreign Species, a yearly appraisal of the current status of foreign plants and animals that are considered candidates for protection under the Endangered Species Act. Candidate species are those for which the Service has enough information on their status and threats to propose them as threatened or endangered, but developing a proposed rule to add them to the federal lists of threatened and endangered wildlife and plants is precluded by higher priority listing actions.
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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: October 20, 2016