Date: 10/19/18 8:01 am From: 'Hayes, Matthew A' <mhaye5...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Subject: IBET Re: USFWS Proposes to List the Eastern Black Rail as Threatened
Thanks for sharing this Keith - very interesting. Glad to hear that there is movement to help preserve the species. What confounds me is the primary reason for the lack of designation of critical habitat. Their afraid too many birders would invade the habitat to try and see the bird? Really? I honestly feel a bit insulted by this, but that's just my opinion.
University of Illinois-Springfield
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Sent: Friday, October 19, 2018 8:11 AM
Subject: IBET FW: USFWS Proposes to List the Eastern Black Rail as Threatened
Greetings Birding Friends:
Just wanted to share this news my co-workers shared with me this morning. Thought this would be of great interest.
Subject: USFWS Proposes to List the Eastern Black Rail as Threatened
Dear Interested Party,
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to protect the eastern black rail, a small secretive marsh bird, as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. We are also proposing a rule under the ESA's Section 4(d) that would tailor protections for the bird, and we have determined that critical habitat is not warranted. Please see the attached news release and frequently asked questions.
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