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Northeastern beach tiger beetle | by U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Northeast Region
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Northeastern beach tiger beetle

 

The Service listed the beetle as threatened in 1990 and in 2009, recommended reclassifying it as endangered due to loss of habitat and associated decline of its populations.

 

The Service has been developing an adaptation strategy for the effects of sea-level rise on the beetle. The strategy will include a combination of maintaining and stabilizing some areas of beach habitat while allowing others to naturally change. This approach, if implemented successfully, should maintain sufficient habitat and beetle populations to allow adaptation to changing conditions.

  

Credit: USFWS

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Taken on September 3, 2003