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Kenk's Amphipod Moves Closer to Endangered Species Act Protection


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Kenk's Amphipod Moves Closer to Endangered Species Act Protection

Center for Biological Diversity

WASHINGTON - In accordance with an agreement with the Center for Biological Diversity that speeds protection decisions for 757 species, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today proposed to protect the Kenk’s amphipod as “endangered” under the Endangered Species Act. The Kenk’s amphipod is critically imperiled and may live in as few as five tiny springs in Rock Creek Park in Washington, D.C. The amphipod was first identified as a candidate species worthy of endangered species protection in 2011; the Service now has 12 months to make a final decision on whether to protect it.

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