Smooth billed Ani (Crotophaga ani)

Petition Status - Active.

The FWC received a petition to add the Smooth-billed ani to the list of Endangered, Threatened and Species of Special Concern in 2005.  Following the guidance of rule 68A-27.0012, this petition was reviewed for completeness in the summer of 2005.  The original petition was returned to the petitioner with deficiencies clearly indicated.  A revised petition was submitted, and found to be complete.  All complete petitions and ongoing listing actions were discussed and prioritized for action at the February 2007 Commission meeting. The work plan for 2007-08 presented to Commission recommended deferring action on the ani petition until the Commission takes final action on the peregrine falcon petition.  Commission approved recommendation.  In December 2007 the Commission directed staff to review the listing process and for all petitions (other than the bald eagle and peregrine falcon) to be worked on after the review was complete. In September 2010 the Commission approved revised listing rules which included a moratorium for two years after the effective date of the rule on new requests for listing or delisting. The revised listing rules became effective in November 2010. The Smooth-billed ani petition will remain active but on hold until the two year moratorium is lifted. The petition will then be prioritized in the Division's work plan.

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