Feds seeking endangered species update information
The US Fish and Wildlife Service wants to update the status of 23 endangered or threatened species as the Endangered Species Act requires an update every five years. A new batch needs to be reviewed every year.
State wildlife agency or university scientists usually provide the information, but the general public frequently contributes too, said Humphrey, who is based in Phoenix.
Information must be submitted by May 12.
"Sometimes what we get from the public is their awareness of increased threat," he said. For example, if a county has slated a highway to go through a certain area, that might affect an animal's migratory route.