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Survival denied: Birds, fish, plant, pygmy rabbits lose out on endangered species protection

A variety of rare and threatened species have been denied protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in recent weeks, including North America’s smallest rabbit and a plant that may already be extinct in the wild. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), which makes the final determination on which species get protected status, ruled [...]

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Farewell, pygmy rabbit? Officials may give up on an endangered species

It may be the end of the road for an endangered species of rabbit. After eight years and several million dollars, federal officials will likely halt a program by the end of this year designed to save the Columbia basin pygmy rabbit from extinction, according to the Associated Press. There are many endangered species out [...]

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