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ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE

PROTECTION STATUS: Endangered

YEAR PLACED ON LIST: 1995

CRITICAL HABITAT: 26,532 acres in Michigan, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Illinois designated in 2010

RECOVERY PLAN: 2001

RANGE: Scattered sites in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, and Missouri

THREATS: Habitat destruction, urban sprawl, off-road vehicles, agricultural development, road and pipeline construction, logging, and groundwater contamination from pesticides and other contaminants

POPULATION TREND: Population densities of the Hine’s emerald dragonfly are unknown throughout much of the species’ range. What is certain is that only a few scattered breeding populations remain intact.

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