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US revisits proposed protections for imperiled fly

 

November 2, 2017



BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. wildlife managers are revisiting a pending proposal to protect a rare, cold-water insect, after scientists confirmed its presence in new locations in Wyoming and Montana, officials said Wednesday.

The newly found populations of western glacier stonefly appear to face the same problem as the original population in and around Glacier National Park, where habitat loss due to climate change is reducing water flows in the mountain streams where the insects live.

“We expect climate change to be acting range-wide, even in these new habitats that were found,” said...



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