CITES http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Giant Ozark salamander now officially endangered http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/giant-ozark-salamander-now-officially-endangered <p>The <a href="http://www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/amphibians/ozhe/index.html">U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service</a> has listed the Ozark hellbender as a federally endangered species that cannot be harmed, killed, or bought and sold as a pet.</p><p><a href="http://www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/amphibians/ozhe/ozheFactSheet.html">The Ozark hellbender</a> is found only in the streams of the White River system in southern Missouri and northern Arkansas.</p><p>Ozark hellbender populations have dropped by 75 percent since the 1980s, with fewer than 600 remaining in the wild.</p> Wed, 05 Oct 2011 19:23:07 +0000 VĂ©ronique LaCapra 2192 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Giant Ozark salamander now officially endangered