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White House May Delist Protected Species

The Bush administration considers removing several animals from the Endangered Species List, saying the populations are now large enough to survive without protection. But ecologists say headcounts are only one way to measure whether a species has recovered. Hear NPR's John Nielsen.

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Corrected: September 27, 2004 at 6:35 PM EDT
This report should have identified the home of the Wildlife Science Center as Forest Lake, Minn.
John Nielsen
John Nielsen covers environmental issues for NPR. His reports air regularly on NPR's award-winning news magazines, All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Weekend Edition. He also prepares documentaries for the NPR/National Geographic Radio Expeditions series, which is heard regularly on Morning Edition. Nielsen also occasionally serves as the substitute host for several NPR News programs.