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Number of Species on Waiting List for Endangered Species Act Protection Drops to Lowest Level in History


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Number of Species on Waiting List for Endangered Species Act Protection Drops to Lowest Level in History

Center for Biological Diversity

WASHINGTON - As a result of a pair of settlement agreements with the Center for Biological Diversity and WildEarth Guardians, the number of species on the waiting list for Endangered Species Act protection has dropped to the lowest level since the “candidate” list was begun in 1975. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that only 30 species are now on the candidate waiting list for protection, including the Pacific walrus, Oregon’s red tree vole and the eastern gopher tortoise.

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