Who is responsible for implementing the plan?
A. Although the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has the statutory responsibility for implementing this recovery plan, and only Federal agencies are mandated to take part in the effort, the participation of a variety of groups is essential to successful recovery. Therefore, the plan recommends the establishment of a regional, cooperative public/private recovery plan implementation team to enlist the participation of all stakeholder groups and interested parties. This group would develop a participation plan, coordinate education and outreach efforts, assist in developing economic incentives for conservation and recovery, ensure that adaptive management is practiced and define other recovery and management tasks as necessary. Q. Do recovery programs work? A. Yes, but recovery is a challenge that takes time. It seeks to halt or reverse declines that in some instances have been many years in the making. Of all the species listed between 1968 and 1998, only seven or less than 1 percent have
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