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A Petition to the State of California Fish and Game Commission to List Four Bumble Bees as Endangered under the California Endangered Species Act

Seeking protection for the Crotch bumble bee (Bombus crotchii), Franklin's bumble bee (Bombus franklini), Suckley cuckoo bumble bee (Bombus suckleyi), and western bumble bee (Bombus occidentalis).

On October 16, 2018, the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, Defenders of Wildlife, and the Center for Food Safety filed a petition with the California Fish and Game Commission to list four species of native bumble bees—western bumble bee (Bombus occidentalis), Franklin’s bumble bee (B. franklini), Crotch’s bumble bee (B. crotchii), and the Suckley cuckoo bumble bee (B. suckleyi)—as Endangered under California’s Endangered Species Act.

For more information, see our press release here, and our blog post here.

 

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