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Final listing, critical habitat designation and draft economic analysis for the Black Warrior waterdog
January 2, 2018 | 9 minute read
What action is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) taking? Based on a review of the best available information and a full species status assessment, the Service is listing the Black Warrior waterdog as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Service is proposing to designate 420 river miles of critical habitat in four units. What does it mean when a species is endangered? Species are listed under the ESA in one of two categories: endangered or threatened. Learn more...
January 2, 2018 | 3 minute read
The Black Warrior waterdog, a large aquatic salamander found only in the Black Warrior River Basin in Alabama, is now a federally protected species. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) listed the salamander as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), meaning it is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range. A rigorous review of the best available science has found low and declining population numbers due to loss and fragmentation of its habitat and poor water quality in the Black Warrior River Basin. Read the full story...