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Habitat Protection Sought for Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal

Article: Habitat Protection Sought for Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal

SAN FRANCISCO, California, July 2, 2008 (ENS) – Three conservation groups filed a formal petition today asking the federal government to protect areas on the main Hawaiian islands as critical habitat for the endangered Hawaiian monk seal under the Endangered Species Act. As monk seal populations plummet on the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, the main islands…

Caribbean Monk Seal Declared Extinct

Article: Caribbean Monk Seal Declared Extinct

WASHINGTON, DC, June 9, 2008 (ENS) – After a five year review, federal government scientists have determined that the Caribbean monk seal has gone extinct. No Caribbean monk seal has been seen for more than 50 years. Also known as the West Indian monk seal, this was the only subtropical seal native to the Caribbean…