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Rare Southern Bog Turtle Moves One Step Closer to Endangered Species Protection

ASHEVILLE, N.C.— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that it would consider protecting the southern population of the imperiled bog turtle under the Endangered Species Act. The agency now has 12 months to decide whether to protect the turtle, which lives in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia. The Center for Biological Diversity petitioned the Service […]