Maine lists 8 new species as endangered or threatened

Maine is including two new species to the endangered listing and 6 to the threatened listing, for a complete of eight new species being protected within the state, based on the Maine Division of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

The Maine Legislature added 5 fowl, one bat, one bee and one beetle species to the Endangered and Threatened Species listing efficient Oct. 25.

The saltmarsh sparrow and Ashton’s cuckoo bumble bee are thought of endangered. The Margined Tiger Beetle, Bicknell’s Thrush, Blackpoll Warbler, Cliff Swallow and Financial institution Swallow all are thought of threatened as a result of lack of habitat.