Green groups say bird species need habitat protection

By Lauren Castle (June 30, 2022, 9:12 p.m. EDT) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was sued Thursday in DC federal court, claiming the agency failed to adequately protect the habitat of a species of fish. rapidly declining bird of land development and climate change.

The Center for Biological Diversity and Healthy Gulf has filed a lawsuit alleging the agency violated the Endangered Species Act and Administrative Procedures Act by listing the need to protect the bird’s habitat , the eastern black rail, as “non-cautious”. The organizations want a court order requiring the agency to create protections for the species.

“Without protections for coastal wetlands, these birds are completely…

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