| After threats to be delisted, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) recently decided to retain federal protections for the Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo under the Endangered Species Act. |
Audubon opposed the effort to remove the western distinct population segment of the Yellow-billed Cuckoo from the protections it currently has under the Endangered Species Act and nearly 25,000 of our members echoed that concern—we submitted their comments to the USFWS. While the species is still at risk from increasing environmental stressors, with less than 2,000 breeding pairs remaining, Audubon applauds USFWS’s decision not to delist the bird.
There is still work to do, and concerns to address, to further protect the cuckoo. Read on to learn more about the recent success and the continuing threats.
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