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

Mel Briscoe Mel at briscoe.com
Fri Nov 30 13:34:41 EST 2012

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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