[Coral-List] NOAA Finds 66 Corals Warrant Listing under the US Endangered Species Act

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-----Original Message-----
From: coral-list-bounces at coral.aoml.noaa.gov [mailto:coral-list-bounces at coral.aoml.noaa.gov] On Behalf Of Mel Briscoe
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2012 10:35 AM
To: Jennifer Moore - NOAA Federal; coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
Subject: Re: [Coral-List] NOAA Finds 66 Corals Warrant Listing under the US Endangered Species Act

This is frustrating. I've just spent 10 minutes looking at links in this msg and its secondary links, and I cannot find a list of the corals being proposed. Which are they, esp in the Caribbean?

Jennifer Moore - NOAA Federal <jennifer.moore at noaa.gov> wrote:

>Today, NOAA announced that we are proposing to list 66 reef-building
>species under the US Endangered Species Act, including 59 species in
>Indo-Pacific and seven in the Caribbean. Additionally, we are proposing
>that the two Caribbean coral species (Acropora palmata and Acropora
>cervicornis) currently listed should be reclassification from
>threatened to
>endangered.  We are also holding 18 public hearings on the proposal
>our 90-day public comment period to continue to encourage public
>before we make a final decision. Specific details on the proposed
>and all of the documents associated with our finding will be available
>online after 1:00 pm EST at:
>NOAA’s proposal to list these coral species is based on the best
>scientific information. To recap, in 2009, NOAA received petition to
>83 species of reef-building corals under the ESA from the Center for
>Biological Diversity. On February 10, 2010, NOAA found that the Center
>presented substantial information indicating that listing under the ESA
>be warranted for 82 of the 83 petitioned species. Following the initial
>finding, NOAA convened a Biological Review Team to initiate a formal
>review of the 82 species. The result was a *Status Review Report*,
>in April 2012. The peer-reviewed report incorporated and summarized the
>best available scientific and commercial data to date. The agency also
>conducted a public engagement process between April and July 2012 to
>additional scientific information, allow time for a public review of
>Status Review and Draft Management Reports, and to further engage the
>public. All relevant information gathered was summarized in a new
>Supplemental Information Report.  Together, the Status Review,
>Information, and Final Management reports form the basis of our
>If you want more information on our proposed listing,please view the
>extensive information available
>attend one of the public hearings in early 2013, or contact one of our
>experts. We look forward to continuing the public engagement process we
>began three years ago when this process started.
>*Jennifer Moore
>ESA Coral Coordinator | Protected Resources Division
>NOAA Fisheries Service
>263 13th Ave South
>Saint Petersburg, FL 33701727-551-5797 phone | 727-824-5309
>faxjennifer.moore at noaa.gov
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>to wrestle for conservation in the policy arena.*
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