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North Pacific Right Whale (Eubalaena japonica) Five-Year Review: Summary and Evaluation

February 13, 2024

Section 4(c)(2) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) requires, at least once every five years, a review of all threatened and endangered species to determine if they should be removed from the list of threatened or endangered species or changed in their listing status. The five-year review is also used to help track the recovery of a species.

The following information identifies previous documentation of recovery actions, listing decisions, and status updates required under the ESA, and thus provides the foundation for analysis and incorporation of any relevant new information related to the recovery, listing status, and classification of North Pacific right whales.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 02/13/2024