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If loggerheads are coming back, are more protections needed? How much does a species have to rebound before being taken off the endangered list?

When the federal government recently designated 68 miles of Cape Fear region coastline as critical habitat for loggerhead sea turtles, some local officials questioned the need for more – potentially costly – protections. So the proposed regulation, required under the Endangered Species Act, raises the question: How much does the species have to rebound before being taken off the endangered list? [email protected]08:02:26