DNR wants moose added to endangered species list

7:44 AM, Dec 11, 2012   |    comments
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ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wants to add moose to the state's endangered species list.

The moose population is declining in Minnesota so the DNR wants to list the animal as a 'species of concern.' Changing the status wouldn't limit hunting. That would only happen if the moose moves to threatened or endangered status.

A revised DNR endangered species list has been in the works for five years and could be finalized next year. The DNR wants to add 67 animals to the list.

The Duluth News Tribune says the DNR's protection of an animal or plant begins with the 'species of concern' designation.

 

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