URGENT ACTION NEEDED ASAP. Comment period ends Jan 30 2017, at 11:59 PM ET
Please take the time to write a comment on the USFWS site. Click the blue “Comment Now!” button on the right side
See link: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FWS-HQ-ES-2016-0131-0001
Before you start writing, do take the time to read this petition first, it will provide you with a lot of info about what to write or which links you can use (press more) Petition link: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/nl-nl/takeaction/422/172/684/
At the moment, unfortunately…..most comments are being made by pro trophy hunters. So it’s up to US GREENIES, to invite lots of friends and make sure to share the event.
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From the USFWS website
“Leopard (Panthera pardus): Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Kenya, and Uganda.
On July 26, 2016, we received a petition dated July 25, 2016, from The Humane Society of the United States and the Fund for Animals, requesting that the leopard be reclassified as endangered throughout its range under the Act. The petition clearly identified itself as such and included the requisite identification information for the petitioner, required at 50 CFR 424.14(a). This finding addresses the petition.
Based on our review of the petition and sources cited in the petition, we find that the petition presents substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that reclassifying the leopard (Panthera pardus) as endangered throughout its range may be warranted, based on Factors A, B, D, and E (for a listing of the factors, see (2) under Request for Information for Status Reviews, above). However, during our status review, we will thoroughly evaluate all potential threats to the species, including the extent to which any protections or other conservation efforts have reduced those threats. Thus, for this species, the Service requests any information relevant to whether the species falls within the definition of an endangered species under section 3(6) of the Act, including information on the five listing factors under section 4(a)(1) and any other factors identified in this finding.”
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