Author Topic: Sonoran Desert Tortoise as an Endangered or Threatened Species  (Read 972 times)

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Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Finding
on a Petition To List Sonoran Desert Tortoise as an Endangered or
Threatened Species

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of 12-month petition finding.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a
12-month finding on a petition to list the Sonoran desert tortoise
(Gopherus morafkai) as an endangered or threatened species under the
Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). After review of the
best available scientific and commercial data, we find that listing the
Sonoran desert tortoise is not warranted at this time
. However, we ask
the public to submit to us any new information that becomes available
concerning the threats to the Sonoran desert tortoise or its habitat at
any time.

DATES: The finding announced in this document was made on October 6,
2015.

Source... http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-10-06/html/2015-25286.htm