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Arizona Fish Predating ESA to be Delisted, Population Recovered

Discussion in 'Wildlife & Nature Conservation' started by Birdsage, 13 Aug 2023.

  1. Birdsage

    Birdsage Well-Known Member

    14 Oct 2021
    Houston, Texas
     Arizona Fish Predating ESA to be Delisted, Population Recovered 

    ARIZONA—AUGUST 11, 2023

    Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed to remove federal protections under the Endangered Species Act for the Apache trout, deeming it a restored species since initial listing in 1967, when it was included among the first species listed in the “Class of ’67.” Defenders of Wildlife hails the proposed delisting of the threatened Apache trout as another success story as we celebrate 50 years of the Endangered Species Act.  

    “There are 30 verified self-sustaining populations of pure Apache trout in the wild for the first time in decades, which can be credited to dedicated habitat management, introduction of captive bred fish, and collaborative conservation efforts by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, White Mountain Apache Tribe, state of Arizona, and U.S. Forest Service,” said Andrew Carter, Defenders’ director of conservation policy at its Center for Conservation Innovation. “The ESA, again, proves to be one of our strongest tools to protect wildlife and wild places.” 

    Illustration by myself
  2. Pantheraman

    Pantheraman Well-Known Member

    15 May 2021
    Shelby, Ohio
    Wow, that's a really nice drawing!
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