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Recovery plan for elkhorn coral (Acropora palmata) and staghorn coral (A. cervicornis)
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    United States, National Marine Fisheries Service, ; United States, National Marine Fisheries Service., Southeast Region, ;
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    "The overall goal of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is to provide a means by which endangered and threatened species and the ecosystems upon which they depend may be conserved. To help achieve this goal, the ESA requires the preparation of a recovery plan for each listed species unless such a plan will not promote its conservation. Recovery plans guide the implementation of actions required to recover listed species to the point at which they are self-sustainable in the wild and can be safely removed from the list of endangered and threatened species. Recovery plans are advisory documents only, and their recommendations are not obligatory. However, failure to implement recovery actions may result in the indefinite listing of the species or its extinction. This recovery plan covers both elkhorn (Acropora palmata) and staghorn (A. Cervicornis) corals, which the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) listed as threatened under the ESA in May 2006"--Background.

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