30 Nov '12, 11pm

Dot Earth Blog: Agency Seeks Protection for 66 Corals Under the Endangered Species Act: Dozens of coral species

NOAA Fisheries is proposing Endangered Species Act (ESA) listings for 66 coral species : 59 in the Pacific and seven in the Caribbean. In the Pacific, seven species would be listed as endangered and 52 as threatened. In the Caribbean, five would be listed as endangered and two as threatened. In addition, we are proposing that two Caribbean species—elkhorn and staghorn corals—already listed under the ESA be reclassified from threatened to endangered. A Science-Based Decision In 2009, NOAA received a petition to list 83 species of reef-building corals under the ESA from the Center for Biological Diversity. On February 10, 2010, NOAA found that the Center presented substantial information indicating that listing under the ESA may be warranted for 82 of the 83 petitioned species. Following the initial finding, NOAA convened a Biological Review Team to initiate a formal status ...

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