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Nonprofit buys 170 acres from developer for endangered frogs

A Mississippi environmental nonprofit has bought more than 170 acres of land from a residential development to reforest and protect as critical habitat for the critically endangered Mississippi gopher frog. The Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain will replant it in longleaf pine as habitat for the burrowing frogs and other rare animals, according to a news release Thursday ...

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Judge rules for Fish and Wildlife Service in frog habitat case

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has ruled that U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials were within the law when they declared thousands of acres in Louisiana and Mississippi as “critical habitat” for the endangered dusky gopher frog. The case involved 1,544 acres in St. Tammany Parish and 5,000 acres in Mississippi named as critical habitat for the animal. Landowners had ...

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Feds designate critical habitat for Mississippi gopher frog

      The endangered Mississippi gopher frog has just been assured it’ll have some hopping-around room for some time to come. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is designating 6,477 acres in Mississippi and Louisiana as critical habitat for the endangered dusky gopher frog, commonly known as the Mississippi gopher frog, the agency said Monday. The designations are within ...

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