FWS Extends the Public Comment Period on Proposed ESA Rule Change for African Elephants

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) is extending the public comment period on its November 17, 2022 proposed revisions to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) rules for African elephants that would close an existing regulatory loophole that allows import, export, and other trade in live African elephants without a permit. The extended public comment period will be open through March 20, 2023.