News of the WeekENDANGERED SPECIES ACT

Pacific Northwest Sea Bird May Lose 'Threatened' Status

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Science  10 Oct 2008:
Vol. 322, Issue 5899, pp. 177
DOI: 10.1126/science.322.5899.177a

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agreed last week to review the protected status of the marbled murrelet, a sea bird that nests in the coastal forests of the Pacific Northwest, in response to a timber-industry-led petition claiming that the bird does not meet key provisions of the Endangered Species Act.