U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lists rufa red knot as "threatened" under ESA

December 10, 2014 2:39 PM

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lists rufa red knot as "threatened" under ESA

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today federal protection for the rufa subspecies of the red knot, a robin-sized shorebird, designating it as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

A “threatened” designation means a species is at risk of becoming endangered throughout all or a significant portion of its range. Service Director Dan Ashe said the red knot is a remarkable and resilient bird known to migrate thousands of miles a year from the Canadian Arctic to the southern tip of...

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