Agency delays protections for imperiled bat, prairie chicken

FILE - This undated photo provided by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources shows a northern long-eared bat. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, it was postponing reclassification of the northern long-eared bat from “threatened” to the more severe “endangered” category until March 31. The change had been scheduled to take effect Jan. 30. (Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources via AP, File)

Agency delays protections for imperiled bat, prairie chicken