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Endangered-Species-Act

  • Endangered mountain sweet pitcher plants need specific conditions to survive. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

    Critical Habitat under the Endangered Species Act

    When the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes an animal or plant for listing as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act, we identify specific areas that contain the physical or biological features essential to its conservation. This is the species’ “critical habitat.”  Learn more...

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    Information icon Elfin-woods warbler. Photo by Mike Morel, USFWS.

    Designación Final de Hábitat Crítico para la Reinita de Bosque Enano

    June 29, 2020 | 10 minute read

    ¿Porque el Servicio de Pesca y Vida Silvestre (Servicio) listó la reinita de bosque enano en 2016 como especie amenazada bajo la Ley Federal de Especies en Peligro de Extinción (ESA, por sus siglas en inglés)? El Servicio analizó la mejor ciencia disponible y determinó que la reinita de bosque enano está amenazada en toda su distribución por los siguientes factores: La modificación del hábitat en terrenos privados bajo uso agrícola y otros usos de terrenos que implican la eliminación de vegetación.  Learn more...

  • A white breasted bird with blueish grey feathers.
    Information icon Elfin-woods warbler. Photo by Mike Morel, USFWS.

    Final Critical Habitat Designation for the Elfin-Woods Warbler

    June 29, 2020 | 8 minute read

    Why did the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) list the elfin-woods warbler in 2016 as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA)? The Service analyzed the best available science and determined the elfin-woods warbler is threatened throughout all of its range by the following factors: Habitat modification on private lands under agricultural and other land use that involve vegetation clearance. Other natural or manmade factors, such as restricted distribution, lack of connectivity, genetic drift, hurricanes, human-induced fire, and climate change.  Learn more...

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    Information icon Black pinesnake. Photo by Jim Lee, The Nature Conservancy.

    Black pinesnake final Critical Habitat designation

    February 25, 2020 | 6 minute read

    What action is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service taking? The Service is finalizing designation of critical habitat for the black pinesnake, which is listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). What is the black pinesnake and where is it found? The black pinesnake is a large, nonvenomous snake, one of three subspecies of pinesnakes in the southeastern United States. These snakes are typically all black and may reach up to six feet in length.  Learn more...

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    Information icon Florida bristle fern. Photo by Keith Bradley.

    Florida bristle fern proposed Critical Habitat

    February 21, 2020 | 6 minute read

    Why is critical habitat proposed for the Florida bristle fern? The Endangered Species Act (ESA) requires the Service to designate critical habitat for listed species if prudent and determinable. The Florida bristle fern was listed as endangered under the ESA in October 2015. Based on the best available science, the Service has determined that critical habitat is both prudent and determinable for the Florida bristle fern. There are two known metapopulations (a metapopulation consists of a group of geographically separated populations of the same species that interact at some level): one in South Florida (Miami-Dade County) and one in Central Florida (Sumter County).  Learn more...

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  • A white breasted bird with blueish grey feathers.
    Information icon Elfin-woods warbler. Photo by Mike Morel, USFWS.

    El Servicio de Pesca y Vida Silvestre Designa Hábitat Critico para la Reinita de Boque Enano

    June 29, 2020 | 5 minute read

    El Servicio de Pesca y Vida Silvestre (Servicio) ha finalizado la designación del hábitat crítico para la reinita de bosque enano bajo la Ley de Especies en Peligro de Extinción (ESA, por sus siglas en inglés). Esta designación beneficiará a la reinita de bosque enano y muchas otras especies protegidas que comparten su hábitat, como la cotorra puertorriqueña y la boa puertorriqueña. El Servicio también está presentando el análisis económico final asociado a la designación del hábitat crítico.  Read the full story...

  • A white breasted bird with blueish grey feathers.
    Information icon Elfin-woods warbler. Photo by Mike Morel, USFWS.

    U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service designates Critical Habitat for Elfin-woods warbler

    June 29, 2020 | 4 minute read

    The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has finalized critical habitat for the elfin-woods warbler in Puerto Rico under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The designation will benefit the elfin-woods warbler and 15 other federally protected species that share its habitat, such as the Puerto Rican parrot and the Puerto Rican boa. The Service is also releasing the final economic analysis associated with the critical habitat designation. The elfin-woods warbler exists only in Puerto Rico and is listed as threatened under the ESA.  Read the full story...

  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes critical habitat for the endangered Florida bonneted bat

    June 9, 2020 | 3 minute read

    Vero Beach, Florida — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking public comment on a proposal to designate critical habitat for the Florida bonneted bat under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The agency is also announcing the availability of a draft economic analysis for the proposed critical habitat designation. The ESA allows the Service to identify areas essential to the conservation of endangered or threatened species. Designating critical habitat under the ESA does not affect private landowners unless they implement an action involving federal funds, permits or activities.  Read the full story...

  • A jet black snake with opaque white belly coiled up in the grass.
    Information icon Black pinesnake. Photo by Jim Lee, The Nature Conservancy.

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service finalizes Critical Habitat for threatened black pinesnake

    February 25, 2020 | 3 minute read

    Daphne, Alabama — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has finalized critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for the black pinesnake, a non-venomous constrictor found only in Mississippi and Alabama. This native reptile was listed as threatened under the ESA in 2015 following population declines due to habitat loss and degradation. The black pinesnake is native to longleaf pine forests, one of the world’s most ecologically diverse natural places and one that is in peril.  Read the full story...

  • A leafy green vine like plant growing on a rock face.
    Information icon Florida bristle fern. Photo by Keith Bradley.

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes Critical Habitat for the endangered Florida bristle fern

    February 21, 2020 | 3 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today proposed to designate critical habitat for the rare Florida bristle fern under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Service listed the Florida bristle fern, a plant found only in Miami-Dade and Sumter counties in Florida, as endangered in 2015. The Service also announced availability of a draft economic analysis on the proposed critical habitat designation. The public is invited to submit comments on the, critical habitat designation and draft economic analysis during a 60-day comment period ending April 24, 2020.  Read the full story...

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