Thursday, October 28, 2010

892 Miles of Critical Habitat for Two Fish Species

Yesterday, U.S. Fish and Wildlife proposed 892 miles of critical habitat for two southwestern fish, the spikedace and loach minnow. These two fish have been eliminated from more than 80 percent of their historic ranges in New Mexico and Arizona. U.S. Fish and Wildlife also proposed that these two fish be moved from threatened to endangered species due to population declines, continued habitat destruction and the spread of invasive species. Click here to read more.