The USFWS is proposing to designate 1,977 acres in Miami-Dade County, Florida as critical habitat for the Miami tiger beetle. The insect was granted endangered species listing protection in 2016, but the USFWS had not yet made its legally-required critical habitat designation. The proposal may impact development plans for a waterpark at Zoo Miami which is adjacent to the designated habitat. USFWS is accepting comments on specific topics relating to this critical habitat listing through November 8, 2021.
USFWS Seeks Comment on Designating Critical Habitat for Miami Tiger Beetle Where Amusement Park is Planned
Excerpt from Animal Law Digest: US Edition: Issue 103