Northern aplomado falcon removed from Endangered Species list -- but too soon?

Although breeding pairs of the endangered northern aplomado falcon have only been seen in the wild for the last four years, the US has just decided to remove the species from the endangered species list. According to a report in The New Mexican, "The federal agency announced its final decision Wednesday to downlist the northern aplomado falcon to a "nonessential experimental species," and reintroduce the birds in Southern New Mexico, saying it is the quickest way to re-establish the bird of prey that once roamed the state's skies." Some might view this as a success; others view it as premature, and are fighting the decision.

Full article: Federal agency removes falcon from endangered list.

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