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Nearly 6,500 Acres Protected as Critical Habitat for Endangered Mississippi Gopher Frogs

11 Jun

by the Center for Biological Diversity

A Mississippi gopher frog (rana capito sevosa)

JACKSON, Miss.— In response to a lawsuit and advocacy by the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today designated 6,477 acres of protected critical habitat for endangered Mississippi gopher frogs. The critical habitat, which includes areas in both Mississippi and Louisiana, is more than three times the acreage proposed by the Service in 2010.

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