March 8th, 2010
From Green Right Now Reports
New scientific findings on the Greater Sage-Grouse are a “wake-up call” about the birdâ€™s dwindling numbers and its vanishing sagebrush habitat, reports the National Wildlife Federation.
Last week, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), announced that the Greater Sage-Grouse will have to wait in line for Endangered Species Act protection behind higher-priority species. The agency deemed the bird’s status to be â€śwarranted but precluded,â€ť a designation that means the bird qualifies for Endangered Species Act protection (it is “warranted”) but it will not be acted upon immediately.