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Archived 2011-2012 topics: Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis): downlist to Least Concern?

Spotted Owl em>Strix occidentalis is currently listed as Near Threatened as its population was estimated to approach the threshold for Vulnerable and was previously suspected to be undergoing a decline, however by the 2011 Red List update, this species will have been considered to be stable and possibly increasing in the USA for five years, making it eligible for downlisting to Least Concern. Comments are invited on this potential category change. Continue reading

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