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U.S. FWS Gives Ivory Billed Woodpecker More Time

On July 6th, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it will take another six months to determine whether the ivory-billed woodpecker is extinct, and it will allow for the public to make additional comments on the status of its listing for another 30 days, until August 8th.. On September 30, 2021, the Service published a proposed rule to remove 23 species, including the ivory-billed woodpecker, from the federal list of endangered and threatened wildlife and plants due to extinction. However, due to many public requests, the Service has provided additional time for citizens to provide new evidence of existence.

Information on how to submit comments is available at

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