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Reviews underway for threatened species

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is beginning work on five-year status reviews for 35 endangered or threatened species, including the imperiled red wolf and three other species found in North Carolina. Information or comments concerning these species will be accepted through July 12. 

These five-year reviews aim to ensure listing classifications under the Endangered Species Act are accurate and recommend changes in status when appropriate based on the latest science and analysis. The reviews also present an opportunity to track species’ recovery process and may provide valuable information to guide future conservation efforts. 

Worldwide, the only wild red wolf population exists in a five-county area of North Carolina, making it a severely endangered species. Other N.C. species up for review include the threatened yellow lance mussel, endangered Anthony’s riversnail and threatened seabeach amaranth plant. 

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