Friday, December 12, 2014

U.S. Names Red Knot a Threatened Species

A tagged rufa red knot in Mispillion Harbor, DE.
Credit: Gregory Breese / USFWS


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced federal protection for a subspecies of the Red Knot (Calidris canutus rufa), designating it as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.  A “threatened” designation means a species is at risk of becoming endangered throughout all or a significant portion of its range.   See listing information at:

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