07 Jun '11, 9pm

Habitat Protection to Increase for Nebraska's Vanishing Salt Creek Tiger Beetle

For Immediate Release, June 7, 2011 Contacts: Megan Mueller, Center for Native Ecosystems, (303) 449-4571 Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity, (503) 484-7495 Scott Hoffman Black, Xerces Society, (503) 449-3792 Habitat Protection to Increase for Nebraska's Vanishing Salt Creek Tiger Beetle DENVER— The Center for Native Ecosystems, Center for Biological Diversity and Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation reached a settlement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today under which the agency will consider increased critical habitat protection for the endangered Salt Creek tiger beetle in Nebraska. In April 2010, the Obama administration designated just 1,933 acres of critical habitat for the beetle despite the fact that scientists had determined more than 36,000 acres were needed for the tiger beetle to recover. The three conservation groups filed a lawsu...

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