FWS: COMMENT PERIOD OPENS FOR PROPOSED BLACK PINESNAKE,
The US Fish and
Wildlife Service is proposing listing the black
melanoleucus lodingi) and the fisher (Pekania
pennanti) as "threatened"
under the Endangered Species Act.
The black pinesnake found in
Mississippi and Alabama suffers from
population loss caused by habitat
degradation, fire suppression
activities, road kills and intentional killing
by humans. The West
Coast population of the fisher, commonly known as a type
is threatened from habitat loss, rodent-killing pesticides and
The Center for Biological Diversity petitioned listing both
Comments for the pinesnake listing are due by Dec. 8, 2014.
of the fisher listing are due by Jan. 5, 2015.
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