Current status is de-listed
The FWC received a petition to re-evaluate the
status of the Peregrine Falcon in 1999. The Commission approved
membership of the Peregrine Falcon Biological Review Panel (BRP) in
June 2007. The BRP met in December 2007 to conduct the biological
assessment of the peregrine by evaluating species-specific data
against the listing criteria found in Rule 68A-1.004, F.A.C. A
biological status report was completed, reviewed by independent
peer reviewers, and presented to the Commission at the June 2008
meeting. The Commission agreed that removing the peregrine falcon
from Florida's imperiled species list is warranted.
FWC staff drafted a management plan and solicited
public comment. This public comment period closed on April 15,
2009. The initial public hearing on the draft plan was held at the
Commission meeting in Tallahassee on April 15. At the meeting, the
Commission discussed and approved the plan in concept. The final
peregrine falcon management plan was approved by the Commission at
the June 17, 2009 meeting in Crystal River. The de-listing was
effective 30 days after the Commission meeting.
Below are links to the final management plan, the
biological status report, and the FAQs.