FWS listed the Dixie Valley toad as an endangered species under the ESA and continued protections established under the Service's April 7, 2022, temporary emergency listing rule.
FWS reclassified the plant Eugenia woodburyana from an endangered species to a threatened species under the ESA, due to improvements in the species’ status since its original listing in 1994, and finalized a rule issued under §4(d) of the Act to provide measures that are necessary and advisable for the conservation of the species.
FWS proposed to remove island bedstraw and Santa Cruz Island dudleya from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants on the basis of recovery.
FWS determined threatened species status for the Puerto Rican harlequin butterfly under the ESA and designated approximately 41,266 acres in six units in the municipalities of Arecibo, Camuy, Ciales, Florida, Isabela, Maricao, Quebradillas, Sabana Grande, San Germán, Utuado, and Yauco as critical habitat.
This Article examines the nature of the threats that climate change poses and will continue to pose for salmon recovery, as well as possible legal responses to combat these threats. It also considers the future prospects of Pacific salmon in a world that will include significant climate change and other threats to preserving and equitably apportioning the salmon resource, whose environmental sensitivity and expansive life cycle will continue to pose substantial challenges for the foreseeable future.
FWS reclassified the northern long-eared bat as an endangered specifies under the ESA, and removed its species-specific rule issued under §4(d) of the Act.
FWS determined threatened species status for both the northern distinct population segment (DPS) and the southern DPS of lesser prairie-chicken under the ESA, and finalized a rule under §4(d) of the Act that provides measures that are necessary and advisable to provide for the conservation of the northern DPS.
FWS requested new information to update the species status assessment for the North American wolverine occurring in the contiguous United States in order to make a final determination whether to list the species under the ESA.
FWS proposed to designate approximately 1,174,011 acres in 13 Florida counties as critical habitat for the Florida bonneted bat under the ESA.
FWS announced the availability of and seeks comment on its review of John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System units in Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin under the Coastal Barrier Resources Act.