Posted by: Lawyer Sanders | July 9, 2008

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remove Concho water snake from list of endangered species.

According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service the Concho water snake (Nerodia paucimaculata) should be removed from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife.  In so doing, the agency will remove federal protections of its designated critical habitat.  The agency believes that threats to this species have been eliminated or reduced to the point that the species has recovered and no longer meets the definition of threatened or endangered under the Act.  The Concho water snake is a reptile endemic to central Texas. It was listed as threatened on September 3, 1986, due to threats of habitat modification and destruction (51 FR 31412).   

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