U.S. ramps up endangered-species actions

After settlements with environmental groups, the Fish and Wildlife Service made 539 “positive” listing decisions in 2011, the most since the Endangered Species Act took effect in 1973. Read related story.

After settlements with environmental groups, the Fish and Wildlife Service made 539 “positive” listing decisions in 2011, the most since the Endangered Species Act took effect in 1973.
Sources: Center for Biological Diversity, Fish and Wildlife Service, WildEarth Guardians. Bonnie Berkowitz and Laris Karlis/The Washington Post. Published on May 6, 2012, 7:59 p.m.
 
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