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Service Seeks Public Comment on Draft Recovery Plan for Five Endangered Species on American Samoa

May 17, 2021

Contact(s):

Ivan Vicente, ivan_vicente@fws.gov 808-732-9535



HONOLULU, Hawaii – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking public comment on a draft recovery plan for five endangered species listed under the Endangered Species Act on American Samoa. The draft plan will be available for public comment for 90 days, from May 17 - August 16, 2021.

The Service works with partners to protect and recover species, and this draft recovery plan includes specific goals, objectives and criteria that should be met for species to be considered recovered under the Endangered Species Act.

This draft recovery plan addresses one mammal, peʻapeʻa vai, the South Pacific subspecies of Pacific sheath-tailed bat (Emballonura semicaudata semicaudata); two birds, maʻomaʻo or mao (Gymnomyza samoensis) and the American Samoa distinct population segment of tuʻaimeo or friendly ground-dove (Gallicolumba stairi); and two snails (Eua zebrina and Ostodes strigatus).

An electronic copy of the draft recovery plan is available at our website. Copies on CD are also available by request from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office. 300 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 3122, Honolulu, HI 96850; telephone (808) 792–9400.

To request submit written comments, please use one of the following methods.

  • · You may submit written comments and materials to: Field Supervisor, Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office, at the above Honolulu address.
  • · You may fax them to (808) 792-9580, Attention: Field Supervisor, Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office. ·
  • You may send questions or comments by email to grant_canterbury@fws.gov. Please write, “Draft American Samoa Recovery Plan” in the subject line of the email.

In order to be considered, comments on the draft recovery plan must be received on or before August 15, 2021. All comments and materials received will become part of the public record associated with this action.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service works with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. For more information, visit www.fws.gov/pacific, or connect with us through any of these social media channels at www.facebook.com/USFWSPacific, www.flickr.com/photos/usfwspacific/, https://medium.com/usfwspacificislands or www.twitter.com/USFWSPacific.


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