Description: Challenge to denial of petition to list American pika as threatened under California's endangered species act.
Center for Biological Diversity v. California Fish & Game Commission
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 04/24/2009 Order Download Remanded to Commission for further proceedings. The California Superior Court remanded the proceedings to the California Fish and Game Commission for reconsideration of its denial of the petition to list the pika as threatened. The court said that the Commission had not correctly stated the legal standard for listing a species and therefore had not proceeded in the manner required by law. 08/19/2008 Petition for Writ of Mandate Download Complaint filed. Conservation group sought protection for the American pika, a small member of the rabbit family, under the California Endangered Species Act. The lawsuit against the California Fish and Game Commission challenged an April 2008 decision by the agency denying a request to list the pika as a "threatened" species.