Monarch Under Review as Endangered Species

Shared with us by Tom Hohman…

Dear Indiana Conservation Partner,

Today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a Federal Register notice announcing a status review of the monarch butterfly under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Service has determined that a petition from the Center for Biological Diversity, the Center for Food Safety, the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and Dr. Lincoln Brower to list a subspecies of monarch (Danaus plexippus plexippus) presents substantial information indicating that listing may be warranted.

The news release on the announcement can be found at: http://www.fws.gov/news/ShowNews.cfm?ID=96FACC7A-C908-A871-5F2F79416FDCF70D

The Federal Register Notice, which includes information on how to submit comments, can be found at: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-12-31/pdf/2014-30574.pdf

The public comment period will close March 2, 2015.

 

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