Last Minute Objections to New ESA Defination

On the last day of the comment period, a group of 97 conservation scientists sent a letter to the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) objecting to the proposed definition of “significant of portion of its range” in the Endangered Species Act.

The last day also saw a letter signed by 89 environmental organizations objecting to the new definition.

The most comprehensive article on the topic is from Environmental News Service.
Another article appeared in PlanetArk.
The Center for Biological Diversity, which took the lead among the environmental organizations commenting, also posted the letter from the scientists, here.

Photo: cactus ferruginous pygmy owl, Credit: Mike Wrigley/USFWS


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