• Endangered Species Act: Potential Downlisting for Hawaiian Goose

    3 monthes ago - By 10,000 Birds

    More than 50 years ago, the Hawaiian Goose was one of the first birds listed under the Endangered Species Act, part of the inaugural “ Class of 1967 ”. Due to substantial improvements in its population and its prospects, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed downlisting it from “endangered” to “threatened.”
    Under the Endangered Species Act, any listing, uplisting, downlisting, or removal from a list requires a formal “rulemaking” process. That involves, among other things, public notice of the proposed rule and an opportunity for the public to comment. Because these decisions can...
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