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Bumble Bee Species, Owl Considered for Protection

Sept. 21, 2015, 4:00 AM

Federal biologists have begun reviewing 23 species, including the California spotted owl and a widely distributed kind of bumble bee, to determine whether they should be listed for Endangered Species Act protections.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Sept. 18 in the Federal Register that it had concluded 90-day findings indicating enough credible information exists to launch 12-month species reviews of the status of the 23 species (80 Fed. Reg. 56,423).

The California spotted owl, found in California and Nevada, is a subspecies cousin of the northern spotted owl, listed as threatened and a focus of ...

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