WASHINGTON, D.C. – Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett and Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Dale Hall will hold a 3 p.m. EDT teleconference today to discuss a proposal to add 48 species found only on the island of Kauai, Hawaii to the federal endangered species list and designate critical habitat. The proposal uses a newly developed, ecosystem-based approach to species conservation.
The announcement will be followed by news media availability on the moderated teleconference. News media representatives wishing to participate in the call should call 800-779-1416 and enter the code 8118996.
|Who:||Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dale Hall
|What:||Proposed Listing of Hawaiian Species|
|When:||3 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, September 30, 2008|
|Media:||Credentialed media wishing to join the moderated teleconference should call 800-779-1416 and enter the participant passcode 8118996. Participants will be required to provide their name, phone number and affiliation.|