Listing Two Subspecies of African Lion as Endangered or Threatened

Docket ID: FWS-R9-ES-2012-0025
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
Parent Agency: Department of the Interior (DOI)

We determined endangered status for the African lion subspecies Panthera leo leo and threatened status for P. l. melanochaita under the ESA. We also published a concurrent rule under section 4(d) of the ESA to provide for conservation measures for P. l. melanochaita.The African lion is found in approximately 30 countries across Africa.

RIN: 1018-BA29
Impacts and Effects: International
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Spring 2016
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: Federal
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: Yes
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM10/29/201479 FR 64472
NPRM Comment Period End01/27/2015
Final Action12/23/201580 FR 80000
Final Action Effective01/22/2016
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking
Scientific or Common Names: Panthera leo leo, P. l. melanochaita

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Jan 27, 2015 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 10/29/2014
ID: FWS-R9-ES-2012-0025-3488
Comment Period Closed
Jan 28, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 11/27/2012
ID: FWS-R9-ES-2012-0025-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 12/23/2015
ID: FWS-R9-ES-2012-0025-7055

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 01/08/2016
ID: FWS-R9-ES-2012-0025-7056
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 11/21/2014
ID: FWS-R9-ES-2012-0025-4372
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 12/24/2013
ID: FWS-R9-ES-2012-0025-3483


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Agency Contact
Janine M. Van Norman
Chief, Branch of Foreign Species, Ecological Services Program
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