ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE

PROTECTION STATUS: Endangered

PETITIONED: Candidate list 1984, removed 1996, added it again 2006

YEAR LISTED: 2014

CRITICAL HABITAT: 4,273 acres of Pine Rockland Habitat in South Florida, mainly on Big Pine Key and in Everglades National Park, designated in 2014

RECOVERY PLAN: None

RANGE: Only found in Everglades National Park in Florida�s Miami-Dade and Monroe counties

THREATS: Development and habitat destruction; nonnative species; insecticide use, butterfly collecting, climate change and sea-level rise

POPULATION TREND: This species is in decline.

 

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