Birds of a feather are disappearing together in the US
Ivory-billed woodpecker and 22 other species including fish and a bat declared extinct in the US
After spending years and millions of dollars searching, the US has given up on locating 23 birds, fish and other species, declaring them extinct.
Federal wildlife officials said on Wednesday that 11 birds, eight freshwater mussels, two fish, a bat and a plant should be declared extinct and removed from the endangered-species list. Among them are the ivory-billed woodpecker, which was the largest woodpecker north of Mexico, the Hawaiian forest bird Kauai O’o and the flat pigtoe, which was a freshwater mussel.
“With climate change and natural-area loss pushing more and more species to the brink, now is the time to lift up proactive, collaborative and innovative efforts to save America’s wildlife,” interior secretary Deb Haaland said...