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avatar Potential Pika Protection Project Pondered
May 06, 2009 05:07PM
http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2009/pika-05-06-2009.html

SAN FRANCISCO— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced that it is launching a full status review to determine whether the American pika, a small, alpine-dwelling relative of the rabbit that is imperiled by global warming, warrants the protections of the Endangered Species Act.

The decision comes in response to a scientific petition submitted by the Center for Biological Diversity in October 2007 seeking protection for the species, followed by an August 2008 lawsuit against the Service for failing to respond to the petition.

The decision, which will be published in the Federal Register tomorrow, is available here: http://www.earthjustice.org/library/legal_docs/pika-90-day.pdf

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/06/2009 05:11PM by Frank Furter.
avatar Re: Potential Pika Protection Project Pondered
May 06, 2009 05:14PM
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Fish and Wildlife Service
50 CFR Part 17
[FWS-R6-ES-2009-0021; MO 92210530083-B2]
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To
List the American Pika as Threatened or Endangered with Critical Habitat
AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.
ACTION: Notice of 90day petition finding and initiation of status review.

SUMMARY:
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 90-day finding on a
petition to list the American pika (Ochotona princeps) as threatened or
endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We find
that the petition presents substantial scientific or commercial information
indicating that listing of the American pika may be warranted. Therefore, with
the publication of this notice, we are initiating a status review of the
species, and we will issue a 12month finding to determine if the petitioned
action is warranted. To ensure that the status review is comprehensive, we are
soliciting scientific and commercial data regarding this species. We will make a
determination on critical habitat for this species if, and when, we initiate a
listing action.
avatar Re: Potential Pika Protection Project Pondered
May 06, 2009 06:04PM
IS there an award for the person who can say this thread's title 10 times fast?
avatar Re: Potential Pika Protection Project Pondered
May 06, 2009 06:14PM
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IS there an award for the person who can say this thread's title 10 times fast?
Possibly.
Punctuation paucity provides peculiar pronunciation problem.



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
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