By DAN JOLING
The Associated Press
Published: April 10th, 2009 12:01 PM
Last Modified: April 10th, 2009 12:01 PM
JUNEAU -- The Palin administration has rejected a request to list an Alaska seabird as a state endangered species.
Fish and Game Commissioner Denby Lloyd said by letter Thursday it would be premature to list Kittlitz's murrelets because there is insufficient information to determine that their numbers have decreased so much that their existence is threatened, the requirement for listing under Alaska law.Center for Biological Diversity biologist Shay Wolfe said the decision ignores surveys that have documented heavy declines of 80 to 90 percent of Kittlitz's murrelets in core..... http://www.adn.com/news/environment/story/755472.html