Jumping Mouse Controversy II

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21min 52sec

Genetic study of the Preble's meadow jumping mouse has challenged its threatened status under the Endangered Species Act. Findings indicate that it is not uniquely different from other jumping mice in the west, leading to criticism of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service for its 1998 listing decision. Ralph Morgenweck, regional director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, talks about the issue.