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Federal Extinction Declaration Decision for Ivory-Billed Woodpeckers Imminent

A male ivory-billed woodpecker clings to a cavity nest carved into a tree in a Louisiana forest, April 13,1935.
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A male ivory-billed woodpecker clings to a cavity nest carved into a tree in a Louisiana forest, April 13,1935.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will soon decide whether to terminate federal protections for giant ivory-billed woodpeckers, due to lack of definitive evidence revealing the species continues to persist in remote forested swamps of eastern Arkansas and northern Louisiana.

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Jacqueline Froelich is an investigative reporter and news producer for <i>Ozarks at Large.</i>
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