Five year reviews underway for 103 species, including Hawaiian tree snails and the Hawaiian hoary bat
74 Fed. Reg. 11130 (Monday, March 16, 2009) / DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR / Fish and Wildlife Service / Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 103 Species in Hawaii / ACTION: Notice of review.
SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are initiating 5-year reviews for 103 species in Hawaii under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We request any new information on these species that may have a bearing on their classification as endangered or threatened. Based on the results of these 5-year reviews we will determine whether these species are properly classified under the Act.
The notice includes numerous plants, and Oahu tree snails, declining due to loss of habitat. The animals at issue include the Hawaiian hoary bat, the Nihoa finch,the Hawaiian goose, the crested honeycreeper, the Maui parrotbill and the Hawaiian dark-rumped petrel. The Hawaiian hoary bat, pictured above (photo from NPS.gov), is the only native land mammal of Hawai'i.