The United States Fish and Wildlife Service will be reviewing the endangered status of the Wood Stork Mycteria americana with the possibility that the status of the bird will be downgraded to threatened. Why the review?
The Pacific Legal Foundation and Biological Research Associates submitted the petition to reclassify the stork on behalf of their client, the Florida Home Builders Association. The groups’ supporting information included the Service’s 2007 Wood Stork Five-Year Review, which recommended reclassification to threatened status.
Anyone think that as soon as the reclassification happens, if it happens, that a whole big bunch of Wood Stork habitat will be remade into tract housing?