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Groups seek federal protections for 404 species

Groups seek federal protections for 404 species

Posted: Friday, May 7, 2010 9:47 am
By: AP

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A group of seven conservation organizations recently petitioned the federal government to protect a whopping 404 aquatic species in the South, triggering a massive automatic review by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The Tucson, Ariz.-based Center for Biological Diversity, among others, filed the 1,145-page petition. It seeks protections for 48 fish, 92 mussels and snails, 92 crustaceans, 82 plants, 13 reptiles, four mammals, 15 amphibians, 55 insects, and three birds.
It includes 11 species of crawfish in Tennessee.
Published in The Messenger 5.7.10

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