Very little is known about this desert dweller.

The second spot is held by the New Caledonian Owlet, who has not been seen since 1998 and is believed to have fewer than 50 individuals left in the wild.

In a painstaking effort - it has taken more than a decade of work. Now, there is concern the administration is trying to influence the findings of the next assessment.

"Even in their final days, they are continuing to attempt to bury the overwhelming scientific consensus on climate change," Union of Concerned Scientists senior climate scientist Rachel Licker told The New York Times.

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The administration on Friday reassigned Michael Kuperberg, a climate scientist who runs the U.S. Don Wuebbles, a University of Illinois climate scientist and friend of Kuperberg's, who directed the Fourth National Climate Assessment, also confirmed the news.

"Mike called me on Saturday and said he was just notified that he was let go, that his detail was over and that he should go back to the Department of Energy," Wuebbles told The Washington Post.

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Kuperberg had led USGCRP since 2015 and had expected to continue to oversee the completion of the Fifth National Climate Assessment. An international team of researchers released 21 of the birds at a lake in the north of Madagascar. .css-8h1dth-Link{font-family:ReithSans,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:700;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;color:#FFFFFF;}.css-8h1dth-Link:hover,.css-8h1dth-Link:focus{-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}Read about our approach to external linking.

Why are the FA boss's comments so offensive? The species has been protected for 20 years but still remains very rare and critically endangered.

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One concern is that, if Biden replaces Trump's new appointment, it could further delay the next climate assessment, which was due in 2022 but has been pushed back to 2023. While his plan is less ambitious and comprehensive than the Green New Deal, it has received qualified praise from progressive climate activists who worked with his campaign on a Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force and helped improve the plan's ambitions.

Some of those same activists saw Biden's recommitment to the Paris agreement as a positive sign for his future administration's climate action.

"Pretty cool that @JoeBiden's most confident statement yet about being the next President of the United States is about Day 1 action to address the climate crisis," Sunrise Movement co-founder and political director Evan Weber tweeted.

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Biden, meanwhile, has promised to spend $2 trillion over four years to boost green jobs and infrastructure and achieve a carbon-free power sector by 2035 and net-zero emissions country-wide by 2050. It is the national bird and featured on the Dominican flag.