This is never a good announcement, but maybe it can raise awareness.
Two species in North Carolina are now listed under the Endangered Species Act: the Carolina madtom catfish and the Neuse River waterdog salamander.
“The Endangered Species Act is the most effective tool available to save plants and animals from extinction, so it’s good news that these special North Carolina creek critters now have the habitat safeguards they need to survive,” said Tierra Curry, a senior scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity.
The catfish has been classified as an endangered species while the waterdog salamander has been classified as a threatened species.
Read the full press release here.