Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Public comments sought about Brown Pelican delisting

All populations of Brown Pelicans might be removed from the federal endangered species list, following the Feb. 8 announcement by the Secretary of the Interior. The delisting process, however, includes the opportunity to submit comments about the proposal to remove a species from the list.

The remaining populations occur along the Gulf and Pacific coasts, the Caribbean, and across Central and South America. On February 4, 1985, the Service delisted the brown pelican in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and points northward along the Atlantic Coast However, the brown pelican continued to be listed as endangered throughout the remainder of its range, including Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, California, Mexico, Central and South America, and the West Indies.
You can send comments and materials before April 21, 2008, through the federal eRulemaking portal. E-mails and faxes won't be accepted.

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