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U.S. Government Proposes Endangered Status for U.S. Loggerhead Sea Turtles

U.S. Government Proposes Endangered Status for U.S. Loggerhead Sea Turtles

March, 2010

In response to two petitions submitted in 2007 by Oceana, the Center for Biological Diversity and the Turtle Island Restoration Network, the National Marine Fisheries Service and the Fish and Wildlife Service issued a proposed rule to change the status of North Pacific and Northwest Atlantic loggerhead sea turtles from “threatened” to “endangered” under the Endangered Species Act.

The government also proposed listing loggerhead sea turtles around the globe as nine separate populations, each with its own threatened or endangered status.

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