Tag: Berry cave salamander
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March 21, 2011 | 2 minute read
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service placed the Berry Cave salamander on its Candidate Species List for federal protection. As a result of a status review, called a 12-month finding, the Service finds this aquatic, cave-dwelling salamander warrants addition to the federal list of threatened and endangered species. However, for now, the Service must focus its limited funding for species at greater risk. The salamander’s addition to the Candidate List means its status will be reviewed annually. Read the full story...
June 6, 2011 | 2 minute read
Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. The Berry Cave salamander is found in only nine caves in eastern Tennessee. It faces threats from urban development near those caves, water contamination, and hybridization with spring salamanders. The Endangered Species Act allows anyone to petition to add a species to the federal endangered species list. If the information provided indicates the plant or animal may need protection, the Service will investigate further. Learn more...