The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) this week released their 2001 Candidate Notice of Review, listing plants and animals that may warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act. The Notice, which was last revised two years ago, is comprised of 252 species, 26 of which are new. The Notice also lists the 35 domestic animals and plants proposed to add to the list of endangered and threatened wildlife and plants. Since the list's last revision in October 1999, 75 species have been removed, 62 by this notice and 13 in the two-year interval. Of the 62 removed by this revision, 54 are being protected by the Endangered Species Act, 2 have had changes in their taxonomic classification, 2 are less threatened because of conservation agreements, and sadly, 4 are now extinct. At this site, users will find the USFWS press release, the Federal Register Notice (in .pdf format), the Candidate List, and previous years' Candidate Notices of Review.
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