Six Foreign Bird Species Receive Endangered Species Act Protection

August 11, 2011 by  

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today a final rule to protect six foreign bird species found on islands in French Polynesia and in Europe, Southeast Asia, and Africa as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. The rule implements federal protections provided by the ESA for the Cantabrian capercaillie, Marquesan imperial pigeon, Eiao Marquesas reed-warbler, greater adjutant, Jerdon's courser, and slender-billed curlew.

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