Red Knot Bird Officially Recognized as Threatened, Why N.J. is Vital in its Protection

December 10, 2014 4:04 PM

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The U.S. has officially classified the rufa subspecies of the red knot bird as threatened, qualifying it for federal protection.

According to the Associated Press, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) deemed the red-brown bird threatened Tuesday after concluding a 14-month review. The Endangered Species Act of 1973 outlaws harming the red knot bird in any way.

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