Posted by: Sandy Steinman | August 16, 2011

Six Bird Species Given Endangered Status

As a result of a lawsuit by Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service named six foreign bird species as endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act: the Cantabrian capercaillie, Marquesan imperial pigeon, Eiao Marquesas reed warbler, greater adjutant, Jerdon’s courser and slender-billed curlew. This has been a long battle that started with petitions in the 1980’s, Initial determinations but not listings by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1984 and lawsuits in the twenty-first century to finally get protection for the endangered birds. Read more at Yuba.netSix Imperiled Foreign Bird Species to Gain Endangered Status.


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