Save the eastern hellbender (Updated)

November 24, 2014 9:31 PM

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A petition was started today (Nov. 21) asking the state's Department of Environmental Conservation to list the eastern hellbender, the largest salamander species in North America, as an endangered species in New York.

"The demise of the eastern hellbender reflects the lack of care we've shown for our rivers and streams," Mollie Matteson, a senior scientist with the Center for Biological Diversity, said in a statement. "Saving these giant salamanders will benefit us all by providing clean, free-flowing rivers for ...

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