Fish and Wildlife Services proposes endangered listing for chimpanzees

June 11, 2013 4:54 PM

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Fish and Wildlife Services proposes endangered listing for chimpanzees

Proposal would protect chimps under endangered species act

Chimpanzees in the wild were listed as endangered 13 years ago, but those in captivity were listed as threatened, largely to allow the trade and use in medical experiments to continue. It is the agency’s only “split listing” for any endangered or threatened species, said Dan Ashe, the agency’s direc...

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