FWS Opens Public Comment Period on Multiple ESA Recovery Permit Applications

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced it has received multiple applications for permits to conduct activities intended to enhance the propagation or survival of endangered bats, tortoises, frogs, birds, and mollusks under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The agency  published a separate notice for additional ESA recovery permit applications for activities with multiple species of spiders, birds, insects, amphibians, reptiles, and cats. FWS will accept public comments on all of the applications through January 19, 2023.