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First Bee in Continental U.S. Makes the Endangered List


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First Bee in Continental U.S. Makes the Endangered List

Environment America

WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the rusty patched bumble bee as an endangered species. The native bumble bee is the first bee in the continental United States to be listed under the Endangered Species Act. Three months ago, the Obama administration designated seven species of bees in Hawaii as endangered.

Environment America and other environmental organizations delivered nearly 120,000 comments to the Fish and Wildlife Service in support of protecting the rusty patched bumble bee during the public comment period on the listing.

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