[Federal Register: April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70)]
[Page 19383]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Availability of argali (Ovis ammon) Status Report for the 
Republic of Tajikistan

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service.

ACTION: Notice of the availability of the contract report ``Current 
Population Status of the Parmir Arhar (argali) in Tajikistan.''


SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces the 
availability of a report titled ``Current Population Status of the 
Pamir Arhar (Argali) in Tajikistan''. This work is part of the 
continuing evaluation by the Service of the populations of argali in 
accordance with the species' listing under the U.S. Endangered Species 
Act. The Service is making copies of the report available to the public 
for informational purposes.

DATES: The Service will accept requests to obtain a photocopy of the 
report for 60 days after April 11, 2000.

ADDRESSES: Send your requests to the Chief, Branch of Permits, Office 
of Management Authority, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 N. 
Fairfax Drive, Room 700, Arlington, Virginia 22203. You may also send 
your request by fax to Room 700, Arlington, Virginia 22203. You may 
also send your request by fax to (703) 358-2281, to the attention of 
Mike Carpenter.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Carpenter, Office of Management 
Authority, telephone (703) 358-2104 or fax (703) 358-2281, (see 
ADDRESSES section)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In 1999 the Service contracted with Dr. A. 
K. Fedosenko of the Department of Conservation and Rational Use of Game 
Resources of the Russian Federation to conduct a survey of the argali 
(Ovis ammon polii) population in the eastern portion of the Republic of 
Tajikistan. This survey is part of the continuing review of the status 
of populations of argali (Ovis ammon) listed as threatened under the 
Endangered Species Act and effected by the Special Rule at 50 CFR 
17.40(j). The present report is a continuation of the 1994 status 
review of the threatened argali populations completed for the Service 
by Dr. Anna Lushchekina and Dr. Fedosenko and presents the results of 
the 1999 survey in the same context as the previous data for the area.

    Dated: April 5, 2000.
Kristen Nelson,
Chief, Branch of Permits, Office of Management Authority.
[FR Doc. 00-8888 Filed 4-10-00; 8:45 am]