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USFWS will hold public hearing on Ivory-billed Woodpecker delisting

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reopening the public comment period on its September proposal to remove the ivory-billed woodpecker from the list of species protected under the Endangered Species Act. That proposal determined that the species was extinct and therefore should be delisted. 

The agency will also hold a public hearing on its delisting proposal, on January 26, 2022 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. CT. Registration for the virtual hearing is required.

Comments will be accepted for 30 days, until February 10. Additional comments are only being accepted regarding the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, not on any of the other 22 species proposed in the September rule.

UPDATE: Missed the virtual hearing? Watch the recording here: https://www.fws.gov/southeast/news/2022/01/service-proposes-to-delist-ivory-billed-woodpecker/#virtual-meeting-and-hearing-section

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