NS the government of America This Wednesday proposed the declaration of extinction 23 animal species, among them the ivory-beaked woodpecker, for which he blamed him Climate change and the extinction of their natural habitats.
was announced by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which ensures that these species should be removed from the endangered species list as they have become extinct.
The ivory-billed woodpecker, perhaps the most famous of the declared extinct, was found in the swamps of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida.
Other species mentioned in the official report are a variety of mussels native to the southeastern United States, eleven birds from Hawaii and two small fish native to Ohio and Texas.
“With climate change and loss of natural habitat, with more and more species on the verge of extinction, it is time to be more proactive and innovative in our efforts to save America’s wildlife,” Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said in a statement. “
These 23 animals were added to the protected species list in the 1960s.
However, agency scientists pointed out that conservation efforts are in effect, and recalled that since 1975 about fifty animals have been removed from the protected species list, including bald eagles or brown pelicans.
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