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USFWS releases findings on macaw species

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently issued proposed rules to list four species of macaws as endangered under the ESA. The four species include great green, hyacinth and military macaws, as well as a subspecies and a distinct vertebrate population segment of the scarlet macaw. The action comes after a 2008 petition by Friends of Animals. 
The four macaw species, found in Central and South America, face significant threats, particularly habitat loss and degradation and poaching.
Written comments concerning each proposed listing and status review for these species can be submitted by mail or by visiting http://www.regulations.gov.
To see the proposed rules on the Federal Register, visit http://www.fws.gov/policy/frsystem/default.cfm.

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