Massachusetts Environmental Police remind beach-goers about Piping Plovers


A reminder for beachgoers, dog walkers, shore fishermen, and boaters that Piping Plovers are listed as a threatened species and therefore are protected under the Endangered Species Act. It is prohibited to take any threatened species. “Take” is defined as:

“Take, in reference to animals, means to harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, hound, kill, trap, capture, collect, process, disrupt the nesting, breeding, feeding or migratory activity or attempt to engage in any such conduct, or to assist such conduct.”

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