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Endangered species’ habitats not protected, group says

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                                The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service placed 49 species on the federal endangered list in 2016 but has yet to designate their protective critical habitat. The Hawaiian damselfly is one of the endangered species endemic to Hawaii on the list.

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    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service placed 49 species on the federal endangered list in 2016 but has yet to designate their protective critical habitat. The Hawaiian damselfly is one of the endangered species endemic to Hawaii on the list.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was put on notice Wednesday that it is being sued for failing to designate and protect critical habitat for 49 endangered species found nowhere else but Hawaii. Read more

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