Threatened & Endangered Species

Louisiana Black Bear proposed for de-listing as threatened and endangered under the ESA

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Sierra Club and especially Mr. Harold Schoeffler of the Acadian Group was an early and effective advocate for the listing of the Louisiana Black Bear as threatened and endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The listing took place in 1992 with a then current estimate of bear population in the state at about 300-400. The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) listed the bear on the grounds that habitat had been seriously depleted enough to threaten the existence of the bear.

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