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Listing Status:   

Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
06/04/1973 Northeast Region (Region 5) Wherever found Additional species information

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents

» Species Status Assessments (SSAs)

Species Status Assessments (SSAs)

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
08/02/1982 Eastern Cougar View Implementation Progress Final
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
06/17/2015 81 FR 34595 34605 Proposed Rule for Removing Eastern Puma (=Cougar) From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife
  • Delisting Proposed
01/29/2007 72 FR 4018 4019 Initiation of a 5-Year Review of Ten Listed Northeastern Species
  • Five Year Review Notice, Information Solicitation
01/23/2018 83 FR 3086 3099 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removing the Eastern Puma (=Cougar) From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife
  • Delisting Final
Five Year Review
Date Title
03/02/2011 Eastern cougar completed 5-yr review

» Critical Habitat

No critical habitat rules have been published for the Eastern puma.

» Conservation Plans

No conservation plans have been created for Eastern puma.

» Petitions

» Biological Opinions

» Life History

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