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WildEarth Guardians Endangered Species Act petitions – petitions to federal agencies for listing plants and animals under the ESA

ESA Listing Petitions

WildEarth Guardians has submitted numerous scientific petitions to U.S. federal agencies seeking protection for imperiled plants and animals under the Endangered Species Act, including two petitions to list 681 species in the Rocky Mountains and the American Southwest. See the index of petitions below.

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Species Listing Petitions

Salamander, Jemez Mountains

Sawfish, largetooth

Sawfish: knifetooth sawfish, dwarf sawfish, freshwater sawfish, common sawfish, narrowsnout sawfish, smalltooth sawfish

Scurfpea, Chihuahuan

Sea turtle, Kemp’s Ridley

Shark, dusky

Shark, great hammerhead

Shark, great white (northeastern Pacific Distinct Population Segment)

Shark, porbeagle

Shark, scalloped hammerhead

Shark, whale

Skates: thorny skate, barndoor skate, smooth skate, winter skate

Skipper, bay

Snowfly, Arapahoe

Squirrel, Prince of Wales flying

Sturgeon: Acipenser naccarii, Acipenser sturio, Acipenser gueldenstaedtii, Acipenser nudiventris, Acipenser persicus, Acipenser stellatus, Pseudoscaphirhynchus fedtschenkoi, Pseudoscaphirhynchus hermanni, Pseudoscaphirhynchus kaufmanni, Acipenser mikadoi, Acipenser schrenckii, Huso dauricus, Acipenser baerii, Acipenser dabryanus, Acipenser sinensis

Sucker, Rio Grande

Tarantulas: Poecilotheria fasciata, Poecilotheria formosa, Poecilotheria hanumavilasumica, Poecilotheria metallica, Poecilotheria miranda, Poecilotheria ornata, Poecilotheria pederseni, Poecilotheria rufilata, Poecilotheria smithi, Poecilotheria striata, Poecilotheria subfusca

Thistle, Wright’s marsh

Topminnow, saltmarsh

Tortoise, flat-tailed

Tortoise, spider

Tortoise, Sonoran Desert

Tree, Joshua

Tuna, Pacific bluefin

Unicorn plant, many-flowered (Southwest Species Petition)

Verbena, Yellowstone sand (Mountain-Prairie Species Petition)

Whale, sperm (Gulf of Mexico Distinct Population Segment)

Wrasse, humphead

Wolf, Mexican gray

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