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23 Oahu Species Proposed for Endangered Species Act Protection

For Immediate Release, August 1, 2011 Contact: Tierra Curry, (928) 522-3681 23 Oahu Species Proposed for Endangered Species Act Protection HONOLULU— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today proposed to protect 23 species on the Hawaiian island of Oahu as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. The proposal also includes protection of 43,491 acres of critical habitat essential for the conservation of the species, which include 20 plants (including some with fewer than 50 left in the wild) and three damselflies — the crimson Hawaiian damselfly, blackline Hawaiian damselfly and oceanic Hawaiian damselfly . “These unique Hawaiian species are a national treasure, and we’re thrilled they’ll be getting the Endangered Species Act protection they need to survive,” said Tierra Curry, a conservation biologist with the Center for Biological Diversity. In early July, the Center re...

Full article: http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/20...

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