Description: Challenge to Fish and Wildlife Service failure to respond to petition requesting listing of Pacific walrus as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act.
Center for Biological Diversity v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 05/18/2009 Settlement Agreement Settlement agreement approved. The federal district court for the District of Alaska approved a settlement pursuant to which the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agreed to make a preliminary decision by September 2009 regarding whether the Pacific walrus should be formally reviewed for potential listing under the Endangered Species Act. 12/03/2008 Complaint Complaint filed. The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to issue a decision regarding CBD's petition to list the Pacific walrus as a threatened or endangered species under the Endangered Species Act because of climate change. CBD submitted its petition in February 2008.