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Africa’s Two Elephant Species Move Closer to Endangered Species Protection


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Africa’s Two Elephant Species Move Closer to Endangered Species Protection

Center for Biological Diversity

WASHINGTON - In response to a petition from the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced that Africa’s elephants may qualify for “endangered” status under the Endangered Species Act and may warrant reclassification as two separate species. These actions would highlight the plight of both species and strengthen protections.

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