Service Initiates Status Review of Monarch Butterfly under the Endangered Species Act

 December 29, 2014            U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

December 29, 2014            U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced it will be conducting a status review of the monarch butterfly under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Service has determined that a petition from the Center for Biological Diversity, the Center for Food Safety, the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and Dr. Lincoln Brower to list a subspecies of monarch (Danaus plexippus plexippus) presents substantial information indicating that listing may be warranted.

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