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  • A small shorebird walking through a tide pool on the beach, with other shorebirds.
    Information icon Tagged red knot. Mispillion Harbor, Delaware. Credit: Gregory Breese,USFWS

    Rufa Red Knot Proposed Critical Habitat Questions and Answers

    Why is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposing to designate critical habitat for the rufa red knot? The rufa red knot was listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) on January 12, 2015. According to the ESA, critical habitat can be designated, if prudent and determinable, for any species determined to be endangered or threatened. The proposed critical habitat for the rufa red knot would encourage the incorporation of species conservation into habitat management.  Learn more...

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  • A small shorebird walking through a tide pool on the beach, with other shorebirds.
    Information icon Tagged red knot. Mispillion Harbor, Delaware. Credit: Gregory Breese,USFWS

    Agency Proposes Critical Habitat for Threatened Rufa Red Knot Shorebird

    July 14, 2021 | 4 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today a proposed rule to designate 649,066 acres of critical habitat across 13 states for the rufa red knot, a robin-sized shorebird that relies on U.S. Atlantic and Gulf coasts to fuel its remarkable migrations from the Canadian Arctic to the southern tip of South America. If finalized, the designation would not require federal agencies to expand their current approach in reviewing federal actions such as those involving recreation, development or other activities in rufa red knot habitat.  Read the full story...

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