Eastern black rail gets federal protection under Endangered Species Act

Good News Notes: “The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Wednesday it will list the eastern black rail as a ‘threatened’ species under the Endangered Species Act, a move that gives the elusive bird new protections in South Carolina and other states where populations have declined or disappeared altogether. Nicknamed the ‘feathered mouse,’ the eastern…

Great news: Island Marble Butterfly protected under Endangered Species List

Good News Notes: “he U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has made the final determination to list the island marble butterfly (Euchloe ausonides insulanus) as an endangered species and designate critical habitat for the species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The island marble, a beautiful, medium-sized, white butterfly with green ‘marbling’ on its wings,…