Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Current status is de-listed

The FWC received a petition to re-evaluate the status of the Peregrine Falcon in 1999. The Commission approved membership of the Peregrine Falcon Biological Review Panel (BRP) in June 2007. The BRP met in December 2007 to conduct the biological assessment of the peregrine by evaluating species-specific data against the listing criteria found in Rule 68A-1.004, F.A.C. A biological status report was completed, reviewed by independent peer reviewers, and presented to the Commission at the June 2008 meeting. The Commission agreed that removing the peregrine falcon from Florida's imperiled species list is warranted.

FWC staff drafted a management plan and solicited public comment. This public comment period closed on April 15, 2009. The initial public hearing on the draft plan was held at the Commission meeting in Tallahassee on April 15. At the meeting, the Commission discussed and approved the plan in concept. The final peregrine falcon management plan was approved by the Commission at the June 17, 2009 meeting in Crystal River. The de-listing was effective 30 days after the Commission meeting.

Below are links to the final management plan, the biological status report, and the FAQs.

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