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florida gators... never threatened!

If you ain't a Gator, you should be! Alligators (and endangered crocs) are important indicator species atop their food chains, with sensitivity to pollution and pesticides akin to humans. See ESA blawg. Gator blood could be our pharmaceutical future, too. See ESA musing.


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KEVIN S. PETTITT helped found this blawg. A D.C.-based IT consultant specializing in Lotus Notes & Domino, he also maintains Lotus Guru blog.

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FWS announces critical habitat for Pecos Sunflower

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73 Fed. Reg. 17762 (Tuesday, April 1, 2008)(Department of Interior; U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Helianthus Paradoxus (Pecos Sunflower); Final Rule

SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), designate critical habitat for Helianthus paradoxus (Pecos Sunflower) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). In total, approximately 1,305 acres (ac) (528) hectares (ha)) in Chaves, Cibola, and Guadalupe counties, New Mexico, and in Pecos County, Texas, fall within the boundaries of the final critical habitat designation. This final rule becomes effective on May 1, 2008.

Photo from William R. Radke, USFWS