Rusty Patch Bumblebee Update

Bumblebee

Rusty Patch Bumblebee Photo: Sarina Jepsen

The USFWS published a revised decision on the Rusty Patch Bumblebee. The rule placing it on the Endangered Species List was scheduled to be in effect today, February 10, 2017. However, that rule along with all other rules published but not yet in effect on January 20, 2017 were delayed by the new administration. According to the FWS, the rule will now go into effect on March 21, 2017 barring further action. This is great news for the bumblebee and those who want to preserve it.

About jjneal

Jonathan Neal is an Associate Professor of Entomology at Purdue University and author of the textbook, Living With Insects (2010). This blog is a forum to communicate about the intersection of insects with people and policy. This is a personal blog. The opinions and materials posted here are those of the author and are in no way connected with those of my employer.
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