Monday, November 28, 2005

Red Knot listed as endangered by CMS

Did you hear that the Convention on Migratory Species listed Red Knot as endangered during its conference in Nairobi, Kenya, last week? Red Knot is one of 11 species added to the list of more than 105 migratory animals.

CMS operates within the United Nations Environment Program. It listed Red Knot within Appendix I, meaning that "Measures that should be undertaken by relevant governments include improving habitats and breeding sites and removing obstacles to their migration."

Does this provide any "oomph" to U.S. efforts to conserve the species' migratory staging areas, particularly the Delaware Bay?

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