Red Knot Subspecies Listed as Threatened

   You may (but probably won't) remember when I wrote about this subject in 2013. In 2013, the Red Knot was proposed to be listed as 'threatened' under the Endangered Species Act. Now, nearly two full years later, one of North America's two subspecies of the Red Knot has been officially listed as threatened. This is the population that visits the eastern US coast, the 'Rufa' Red Knot. To read all about the history of the decision, from the 2013 initial report up until the announcement of the rufa subspecies listing as threatened, click the link below for a somewhat nonsense-ridden* report from the Fish and Wildlife Service.

http://www.fws.gov/northeast/redknot/

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*Nonsense-ridden due to the statements about 'climate change'.

1Photo via Wikimedia Commons