The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has completed findings for 25 petitions to list, delist or reclassify animals or plants under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Service finds that two of these petitions (for the Cahaba pebblesnail and the Stephens' kangaroo rat) did not present substantial scientific or commercial information that the petitioned actions may be warranted. The Service will not initiate a status review for these species.
As listed below, the Service is initiating status reviews for 23 petitions that presented substantial information that the species may warrant listing under the ESA. With the publication of this notice, the Service will initiate a review of the status of each species. To ensure that these reviews are comprehensive, the Service is requesting scientific and commercial data and other information for each species. Based on the status reviews, the Service will address whether the petitioned action is warranted.
Click here for the findings: http://www.fws.gov/news/ShowNews.cfm?ID=DBA82BF9-E22F-EAFF-A18C0CC997D62231
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