Red knot Calidris canutus
ESA status: threatened

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The red knot was one of many species languishing on the “candidate” list, without the legal protections of the Endangered Species Act, until Guardians entered into a legal settlement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that moved protections forward for the 251 candidate species. The species is now listed as “threatened” and has a better chance of escaping extinction.

photo credit: Brett Hartl