9 Species Added to the Threatened and Endangered List

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MONTPELIER, Vt. – The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources added nine species to the list of state threatened and endangered species.

According to the agency, the listing included four plants, three bumble bees, one amphibian, and one bird.

“While we are delighted to have located these rare species, their endangered status reminds us that many of these plants can only survive where there is habitat to support them,” Deb Markowitz, Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, said. “We are fortunate in our state that Vermonters value the bees, birds, and plants that enrich our experience of nature and have worked to conserve lands so that future generations might enjoy them as well. It is critical that we continue to protect not only endangered species but the places where they thrive.”

Vermont currently has 51 state threatened and endangered animals, and 163 state threatened and endangered plants.

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