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Threatened Elkhorn and Staghorn Corals (Acropora sp.)

NOAA Proposes to Reclassify Elkhorn and Staghorn Corals as Endangered

RULES

Elkhorn and staghorn corals were listed as threatened
under the ESA on May 9, 2006. NOAA Fisheries has issued
three rules pertaining to this listing.

Listing Rule

4(d) Rule

Critical Habitat Rule

90-day Finding on Petition to Revise Critical Habitat

RECOVERY

NOAA Fisheries is charged with developing a recovery plan
to identify all actions necessary to delist elkhorn and staghorn
corals. A recovery team is working on a draft plan, which will
be released for public comment prior to finalization.

Elkhorn and Staghorn Recovery Outline - Updated July, 2012

"Be Coral Conscious" Brochure

"Tenga Conciencia Ante Los Corales" Folleto

Staghorn coral (Acropora cervicornis) Photo: W. Jaap (jpg)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

PRESENTATIONS

 

Critical Habitat Hearings Presentation

Acropora Conservation Workshop Presentation

Listing Public Meeting Presentation

Elkhorn coral (Acropora palmata) Photo:W. Jaap (jpg)

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CURRENT RESEARCH

**NEW** Navassa Island Expedition Blog (April 2009)

REPORTS

Summary Report: Acropora Conservation Workshops (2006)

Atlantic Acropora Status Review (2004)

Status of Candidate coral, Acropora palmata, and
its snail predator in the upper Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary: 1998-2001 (2002)

Proceedings of the Caribbean Acropora Workshop:
Potential Application of the U.S. Endangered Species Act as a Conservation Strategy (2002)


LINKS

NOAA SEFSC Acropora Research

NOAA Fisheries SER Coral Conservation

NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources

NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program

US Coral Reef Task Force

SURVEY AND MONITORING PROTOCOLS

Interim Acropora Survey Protocol for Section 7 Consultation

Demographic Monitoring Protocol

GIS DATA

Elkhorn and Staghorn Critical Habitat





 

For additional information on this subject contact: Jennifer Moore (727) 824-5312

 


 

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