Description: Request to list the giraffe under the Endangered Species Act.
Center for Biological Diversity v. Haaland
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 05/31/2022 Settlement Agreement Download Stipulated settlement agreement filed. Parties Settled Lawsuit Seeking Listing Determination for Giraffe. Three nongovernmental organizations and federal defendants agreed to a settlement to resolve litigation seeking to compel the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to complete a 12-month finding on the organizations’ petition to list the giraffe under the Endangered Species Act. The complaint—filed in 2021—alleged that giraffes face a number of ongoing threats, including increased frequency and magnitude of droughts associated with climate change. The settlement provides that the FWS will review the giraffe’s status and submit a determination to the Federal Register by November 7, 2024 as to whether listing the giraffe is not warranted, warranted, or warranted but precluded. 10/12/2021 Complaint Download Complaint filed. Lawsuit Filed to Compel Finding on Listing Giraffes as Endangered or Threatened. Three organizations filed an action in the federal district court for the District of Columbia to compel the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to make a 12-month finding on their April 2017 petition to list giraffes under the Endangered Species Act. The complaint alleged that giraffes face a number of ongoing threats, including increased frequency and magnitude of droughts associated with climate change.
Petition to List the Giraffe Under the Endangered Species Act
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 04/19/2017 Petition Download Listing petition submitted. Groups Asked U.S. to Protect Giraffe Under Endangered Species Act. On April 19, 2017, five environmental and animal protection groups submitted a petition to the Secretary of the Interior and United States Fish and Wildlife Service requesting that the giraffe be listed under the Endangered Species Act. The petition described a number of threats to the giraffe’s survival, including climate change, which the petition said could increase the frequency and magnitude of droughts, increase bushfires, and reduce food availability.