U.S. to declare 23 species, including ivory-billed woodpecker, officially extinct

Sept 29 (Reuters) – The ivory-billed woodpecker, whose last confirmed sighting was nearly 80 years ago, is one of 23 federally protected species that would be officially declared extinct – the most ever at one time – under a U.S. government proposal announced on Wednesday. Although the woodpecker and some of the other creatures proposed…

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