Endangered Species Status for Marron Bacora and Designation of Critical Habitat (Draft)
Aug. 27, 2020
USFWS are proposing to list the marron bacora (Solanum conocarpum), a plant species from the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, as an endangered species and designate critical habitat under the ESA. After a review of the best available scientific and commercial information, they find that listing the species is warranted. Accordingly, they propose to list the marron bacora as an endangered species under the Act. If they finalize this rule as proposed, it would add this species to the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants and extend the Act's protections to the species. They also propose to designate critical habitat for the marron bacora under the Act. In total, approximately 2,549 acres (1,032 hectares) on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, fall within the boundaries of the proposed critical habitat designation. USFWS will accept comments received or postmarked on or before 26 October 2020. POC is Edwin Muñiz, Field Supervisor, USFWS, Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office, P.O. Box 491, Road 301 Km 5.1, Boquerón, PR 00622; tel: 787-851-7297.
(Federal Register: 26 August 2020 [Proposed Rule] pages 52516-52540)