Biologists Push Protection for Rare California Snail

The San Gabriel chestnut snail lives only in the Los Angeles area.
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Angeles National Forest, habitat for the San Gabriel chestnut snail

Angeles National Forest, habitat for the San Gabriel chestnut snail

The Center for Biological Diversity filed an Endangered Species Act protection request for the San Gabriel chestnut snail this week. The tiny mollusk, which lives only in the Angeles National Forest and surrounding private lands, faces threats from development, climate change, and wildfire.

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