Agreements reached last year between environmental groups and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are about to reach their toughest tests to date. Here is a look at some of the animals the U.S. government will consider for listing under the Endangered Species Act in compliance with the agency’s settlement with nonprofit group WildEarth Guardians.
The Dunes Sagebrush Lizard is a small, spiny reptile that seeks refuge from the hot sun and potential predators in the shinnery oak dunes of southeastern New Mexico and western Texas. Next month the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service must make a final decision on whether to list it as endangered. WildEarth Guardians Buy Photo