Monarchs qualify for listing under the Endangered Species Act, but federal officials are holding off on adding the butterflies to the list. “We conducted an intensive, thorough review using a rigorous, transparent science-based process and found that the monarch meets listing criteria under the Endangered Species Act,” U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Aurelia Skipwith […]
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In 2017, the rusty patched bumblebee became the first bee species in the United States to be placed on the endangered species list. The bee is one of about 4,000 native bee species in the United States, and like the others, is at-risk due to factors such as loss of habitat, and use of neonicotinoids, […]
An update on two shootings that took place this winter in Iowa: The Iowa Department of Natural Resources reported today that tests on two large canines concluded that the animals were wolves, an endangered species at both the state and federal level. Related: Animal DNA being tested Despite their endangered status, no charges will be […]
Friend and fellow gardener, Orlan Love, put together a list of Endangered Species in Iowa, with the status of the stately Northern Monkshood, pink-lipped Indiana bat, pretty Piping Plover and more. If you missed it in today’s Gazette, find it here.