Conserving the Nature of America
Media Advisory
Service Seeks Public Comment on Recovery Plan for 175 listed Kaua'i Island Species

April 29, 2020


Ivan Vicente

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking public comment on a draft recovery plan for 175 species listed under the Endangered Species Act on the Hawaiian island of Kaua'i. The draft plan will be available for public comment for 90 days, from April 30 – July 29, 2020.

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.

While many of the island’s species have existing recovery plans in place, this island-wide plan provides a single, unified reference for the recovery of all listed species on Kaua'i. When finalized, this recovery plan will supersede existing species-specific recovery plans, actions and criteria. It will not supersede or impact existing recovery plans for any species that also occur on other islands.

More information and an electronic copy of the draft recovery plan will be available at our website

To request additional information or submit comments please email Megan Laut at

In order to be considered, comments on the draft recovery plan must be received on or before July 29, 2020. All comments and materials received will become part of the public record associated with this action.

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