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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.
Multi-Species Listing Petitions
Species Listing Petitions
Bats: Armenian myotis, Aru flying fox, Bonin flying fox, Christmas Island pipistrelle, Cuban greater funnel-eared bat, greater monkey-faced bat, Hill’s horseshoe bat, Jamaican greater funnel-eared bat, montane monkey-faced bat, Lamotte’s roundleaf bat, Lord Howe long-eared bat, Negros naked-backed fruit bat, New Caledonia long-eared bat, New Zealand greater short-tailed bat, Paraguana mustached bat
Butterflies, Great Basin: Baking Powder Flat blue butterfly, bleached sandhill skipper, Carson Valley silverspot, Carson Valley wood nymph, Mattoni’s blue butterfly, Mono Basin skipper, Railroad Valley skipper (fulvapalla), Railroad Valley skipper (reeseorum), Steptoe Valley crescentspot, White River Valley skipper
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
Tarantulas: Poecilotheria fasciata, Poecilotheria formosa, Poecilotheria hanumavilasumica, Poecilotheria metallica, Poecilotheria miranda, Poecilotheria ornata, Poecilotheria pederseni, Poecilotheria rufilata, Poecilotheria smithi, Poecilotheria striata, Poecilotheria subfusca
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The Endangered Species Act is our country’s most essential environmental law protecting imperiled plants and animals, yet some members of Congress want to weaken the law. Tell Congress you value native wildlife and want to see all imperiled species protected.
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