16 Jun '11, 8pm

Endangered Species Act Protection Reinstated for West Virginia Northern Flying Squirrel

For Immediate Release, June 16, 2011 Contact: Bethany Cotton, (202) 591-5215 Endangered Species Act Protection Reinstated for West Virginia Northern Flying Squirrel WASHINGTON— As a result of a lawsuit brought by a coalition of conservation groups, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today it is restoring endangered species protection to the West Virginia northern flying squirrel . “Threatened by logging, development and climate change, the West Virginia flying squirrel needs the protections of the Endangered Species Act to survive and recover,” said Bethany Cotton, a Center for Biological Diversity attorney. “From now on, the Fish and Wildlife Service must follow its own science-based recovery plans before taking protections away from endangered species.” The Service prematurely took the squirrel off the endangered species list in 2008. Several groups challenged ...

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