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  • A close up photo of a semi translucent gray-silver crayfish walking on rocky substrate.
    Angular dwarf crayfish. Photo by Chris Lukhaup, USDA Forest Service.

    Endangered Species Act Protection Not Needed for Four Southeastern Animals

    September 20, 2016 | 5 minute read

    The Endangered Species Act allows anyone to request, or petition, the Service to add a plant or animal to the federal endangered species list. The Service was petitioned to place all four of these animals on the list, and all but the crayfish have been considered candidates for the threatened and endangered species list. The Service is in the midst of a multi-year work plan to address these species, and evaluating these animals is part of the scheduled 2016 workload.  Learn more...

  • Petition review of seven skinks found in the southeast

    January 15, 2016 | 4 minute read

    Any plant or animal that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been petitioned to list and protect under the Endangered Species Act is considered “at-risk.” Recognizing that conservation is only successful through partnerships, the Service leveraged the work of state wildlife agencies and a variety of other conservation partners to assess whether these species at-risk require protection under the Act. Since receipt of the 2010 petitions, 42 species do not need federal protection as a result of either conservation actions, additional information (e.  Learn more...

  • A yellow and black bumble bee perched on a white flower.
    Information icon Rusty-patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis). Photo by Dan Mullen, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

    Additional information on six petitioned species including two snakes, two bees, a butterfly and a snail found in the Southeast

    September 17, 2015 | 5 minute read

    Any plant or animal that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been petitioned to list and protect under the Endangered Species Act is considered “at-risk.” When we are petitioned to provide federal protection to a species, our biologists review the information presented by the petitioner as well as the information in our files prior to the date of the petition to determine whether a closer look at the species’ status is advisable.  Learn more...

  • A brownish-yellow salamander sanding on a mossy rock with large round eyes.
    Information icon The Pigeon Mountain salamander is no longer at-risk of needing federal protection. Photo by John P. Clare, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

    Additional information on petitioned turtles, salamanders, snakes, a skink and a crayfish found in the Southeast

    June 25, 2015 | 9 minute read

    Any plant or animal that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been petitioned to list and protect under the Endangered Species Act is considered “at-risk.” When we are petitioned to provide federal protection to a species, our biologists review the information presented by the petitioner as well as the information in our files prior to the date of the petition to determine whether a closer look at the species’ status is advisable.  Learn more...

  • A close up photo of a gray-silver salamander walking on a layer of wet moss.
    Cheoah bald salamander. Photo by Andy Kraemer, CC BY-NC 2.0.

    Additional information on six petitioned species including three salamanders, one lizard, and two insects found in the Southeast

    March 15, 2015 | 5 minute read

    Any plant or animal that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been petitioned to list and protect under the Endangered Species Act is considered “at-risk.” Recognizing that conservation is only successful through partnerships, the Service leveraged the work of state wildlife agencies and a variety of other conservation partners to assess whether these species at-risk require protection under the Act. Since receipt of the 2010 petitions, 60 southeastern species have not required federal protection as a result of either conservation actions, additional information (e.  Learn more...

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