[Coral-List] Impact of listing 66 coral species on coral research

Douglas Fenner douglasfennertassi at gmail.com
Sat Dec 15 16:21:46 EST 2012

    I believe the question about the range is addressed by a statement in
the Act that says for a species to be listed, it must be threatened or
endangered "throughout all or a substantial part of its range."  So it
doesn't have to be all of its range.  How much is "substantial" is not
    Cheers,  Doug

On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 10:12 AM, Eugene Shinn <eshinn at marine.usf.edu>wrote:

> Thank you Jennifer for explaining the listing details.  For years I
> had been under the impression that a species had to be threatened
> throughout it range to be listed. I see now there is no such
> constraint.
> Under the definition of the difference between threatened and
> endangered I note it says:
> "In terms of application, a species listed as endangered
> automatically receives the full protection of the act, including all
> prohibitions on the following activities: import and export; "take" -
> meaning harrass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap,
> capture, or collect, or attempt to engage in any such conduct;
> possess, sell, deliver, carry transport, or ship if taken illegally;
> interstate and foreign commerce."
>       I supposed the key word is, "harm" which could include the long
> list provided recently by Doug Fenner. Would Co2 or fire of any kind
> that produces Co2 qualify as "harm"?  It seems that what qualifies as
> harm could have wide interpretation and could include Parrot fish
> biting live coral. That is harm we see on every trip to the reef.
>       Most interesting is the sentence, " We must develop and
> implement recovery plans for all listed species regardless of listing
> status." Now we all know that will never happen. We are still waiting
> for the Acropra plan.
> Thank you for the clarifications. Gene
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