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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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Status review on Roundtail chub underway by FWS in Colorado River basin

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74 Fed. Reg. 9205 (Tuesday, Mar. 3, 2009) DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service / 50 CFR Part 17 / Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of Status Review for the Roundtail Chub (Gila robusta) in the Lower Colorado River Basin

ACTION: Notice; initiation of status review and solicitation of new information.

SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the initiation of a status review for the roundtail chub (Gila robusta) in the lower Colorado River basin. Through this action, we encourage all interested parties to provide us information regarding the status of, and any potential threats to, the roundtail chub. We request information on the status of roundtail chub throughout the range of the species, in order to evaluate a petition to list a distinct population segment (DPS)

In 2003, the Center for Biological Diversity filed a petition to list the Roundtail Chub, and in a November 2007 stipulated settlement agreement, FWS agreed to commence a new status review of the lower Colorado basin population of the roundtail chub and to submit a 12-month finding to the Federal Register by June 30, 2009.  Photo by John N. Rinne from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's Recovery Plan for the Roundtail chub.