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ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE

PROTECTION STATUS: Endangered

YEAR LISTED: 1967

CRITICAL HABITAT: 84,865 acres designated in 2007

RECOVERY PLAN: 1999

RANGE: Dade and Monroe counties in the Everglades system in southern Florida

THREATS: Alterations to the distribution, timing, and quantity of water flows in southern Florida; development; fire; pollution; and vegetation changes

POPULATION TREND: The Cape Sable seaside sparrow has declined by as much as 60 percent rangewide since 1992. The western subpopulation has declined by about 90 percent.
Cape Sable seaside sparrow photo courtesy Flickr/woodcreeper