Tag: ESA

nancy
December 5, 2022

Northern long-eared bat reclassified as endangered under ESA

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently strengthened Endangered Species Act protections for the northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis), upgrading the species from a threatened to endangered status. The species,...

November 30, 2022

USFWS finalizes ESA protections for lesser prairie chicken

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced Endangered Species Act protections for two distinct population segments of the lesser prairie chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus), a grassland bird that has been...

November 2, 2022

Emperor penguin gains Endangered Species Act protections

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has finalized plans to list the emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The final rule cited the substantial risk...

October 13, 2022

The ESA fails due to slow listing process

A new analysis on the population of species listed under the Endangered Species Act reveals shortcomings in the way that the United States manages at-risk wildlife. The new study found...

September 14, 2022

USFWS proposes an experimental population of Guam kingfisher

The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service plans to develop a nonessential experimental population of Guam kingfisher (Todiramphus cinnamominus) on Palmyra Atoll to assist the USFWS in gathering information necessary for...

July 28, 2022

USFWS officially rescinds critical habitat rule

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has formally rescinded an Endangered Species Act rule promulgated by the Trump administration that changed the process for excluding areas from critical habitat designations....

June 15, 2022

Climate change drives new proposed rule for experimental populations

The U.S. Department of the Interior is proposing a new Endangered Species Act rule that would permit the introduction of experimental populations of listed species beyond their historical range. The...

June 13, 2022

USFWS to review ESA protections for several species

In a recent flurry of Endangered Species Act species-specific updates, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced it is reviewing the listing status of several species, including the wolverine, the...

April 22, 2022

USFWS updates Mexican wolf recovery plan

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently released a court-ordered draft revision to its 2017 Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan, providing measures aimed at reducing human-caused mortality like poaching and vehicle...

April 15, 2022

USFWS issues emergency endangered status for toad

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued an emergency endangered listing for Dixie Valley toad on April 7 due to the extinction risk posed by a geothermal project. The Dixie...