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Wed May 13, 2009
Michigan adds 69 species to endangered list
Traverse City, MI – TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP)
Dozens of plants and animals have been added to the list of species that may disappear from Michigan. The Department of Natural Resources said Wednesday the state's threatened and endangered species list has been updated to add 69 members. Among them are several freshwater mollusks and a bird called the cerulean warbler.
The endangered list now includes 396 species.
But the news isn't all bad. Seven species were bumped from the lineup because they have recovered from near-extinction, including the bald eagle, the gray wolf and the osprey.
Michigan's endangered species list is updated roughly once every decade, with input from a committee of wildlife specialists.