More bad news now it is the US thinking about the African Lion being added endangered list
Borrowed this from another forum, sounds like we need some good data sent from the folks who really know the status of African Lion, that would be the folks in Africa, Louis better get mine heading home. But seems like a 12 month review but with current POS Obama I can see this going the bad for US hunters.:mad: you cannot respond by email or fax, you have to search by doc number as well to see the full report
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2012 08:57:09 -0500
Subject: Publication of a 90-day finding on a petition to list the African lion as endangered under the ESA
I am writing to inform you that today, November 27, 2012, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 90-day finding on a petition to list the African lion (*Panthera leo leo*) as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). Based on our review, we find that the petition presents substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that listing this subspecies may be warranted.
Therefore, with the publication of this notice, we are initiating a review of the status of the subspecies to determine if listing the African lion as endangered is warranted. To ensure that this status review is comprehensive, we are requesting scientific and commercial data and other information regarding this subspecies. Based on the status review, we will issue a 12-month finding on the petition, which will address whether the petitioned action is warranted, as provided in section 4(b)(3)(B) of the Act. Please visit Regulations.gov, *Docket No. FWS-R9-ES-2012-0025 to view the 90-day finding, or **
Under the Act, a species may be determined to be an endangered or threatened species due to one or more of the following five factors: (a) the present or threatened destruction, modification, or curtailment of the species habitat or range; (b) overutilization for commercial, recreational, scientific, or educational purposes; (c) disease or predation; (d) the inadequacy of existing regulatory mechanisms, and (e) other natural or manmade factors affecting the continued existence of the species.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at Amy_Brisendine@fws.gov.
Amy Brisendine, Biologist
Branch of Foreign Species
Endangered Species Program
U.S. Fish and Wildilfe Service
Arlington, VA 22203