U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes to delist lesser long-nosed bat

Based on input from biologists and climate change specialists, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to delist the lesser long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris curasoae yerbabuenae). An evaluation of threats and an assessment of the bat’s long term viability suggest that threats to this species have been significantly reduced, such that it no longer meets the definition of Endangered under the Endangered Species Act. The Service is currently requesting comments on their delisting proposal: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-01-06/pdf/2016-31408.pdf