US Endangered Species Listing Round-up

June saw a flurry of federal Endangered Species Act announcements.
Not Endangered:
Ozark chinquapin
(it’s a tree)

News story (KOTV Oklahoma)
Another news story (Springfield [Mo.] News-Leader)
Press release
Federal Register

Fisher, in the northern Rocky Mountains

News story (Reuters)
Another news story (Daily Journal [Indiana])
Press release
Federal Register

Considered for listing:
Golden-winged warbler
Two bat species

News story (LA Times)
Another news story (NY Times)
Press release
Federal Register

Confirmed as threatened:
Polar bear

News story (Reuters)
Another news story (NY Times)
The court’s opinion (links to PDF)

Photo: Golden-winged warbler, courtesy US Fish and Wildlife Service

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