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article imageAmerican croc no longer listed as endangered

By oinkysmith2     Mar 21, 2007 in Environment
Still protected since 'many, many threats' remain, but numbers increasing
This is some good news for all of those environmentalists out there. The population was 300 in 1976 and is now 2,000
During a news conference in West Palm Beach Florida, The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the American Croc is going to be declassified and no longer an endangered species because the extraordinary rebound.
The American Croc will remain protected under federal laws but is now classified as "threatened" and its illegal to kill, harass, or poach the animals.
This change came after a five year review of the species that determined that there is ample and the population is almost 60% female leaving for a lot of growth in the species. The population is expected to expand more. The crocodile is still protected in other countries such as Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica and Cuba.
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