Feds worry about development plans for rare forest

July 19, 2014 3:10 PM

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MIAMI -- Federal officials say a developer building a Wal-Mart on a tract of disappearing forest between two national parks in South Florida should stop all work until a survey of endangered wildlife is completed.

The Miami Herald reports (http://hrld.us/1lfrj1k) that in a letter sent to Ram Realty Services, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said at least eight threatened species, including the federally protected Florida bonneted bat and two endangered plants, could inhabit roughly 140 acres of pine rocklan...

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