Red Knot Proposed for Listing

The USFWS Recently released a proposal to list the red knot. The official press release includes an infographic illustrating important life history traits and threats. While the website may be down currently due to the US Government shutdown, the text of the release is below:

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today released a proposal to list the rufa red knot 

(Calidris canutus rufa) as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.

The proposed rule will be available for 60 days of public comment.


The Red Knot is one of 15 focal shorebird species for which conservation actions have been identified in the Atlantic Flyway Shorebird Conservation Business Strategy. Recent work by Business Strategy partners in the Caribbean recently led to official protection of the species from hunting on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe.  Additional conservation actions identified in the strategy are planned or underway for Red Knot and other shorebirds throughout the Flyway.


For more information on the ruling, view attached press release. Also attached is an infographic on Red Knot threats along their migratory routes.


The most recent version of the Atlantic Flyway Shorebird Conservation Business Strategy can be found here:


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