Description: Lawsuit to compel classification of nine species as endangered or threatened and designation of critical habitat for 10 listed species.
Center for Biological Diversity v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 08/16/2021 Order Joint motion to enter into mediation and to stay proceedings granted and case stayed pending further order of the court. 07/22/2021 Motion Download Joint motion to enter into mediation and to stay proceedings filed by the parties. 04/15/2021 Complaint Download Complaint filed. Center for Biological Diversity Sought Action on Climate Change-Threatened Species. Center for Biological Diversity filed an Endangered Species Act lawsuit in federal court in the District of Columbia to compel the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to classify nine species as endangered or threatened and to designate critical habitat for 10 listed species. The complaint alleged that the 19 species (five insects, 11 plants, a mammal, and two aquatic species) “are at risk of extinction due to habitat degradation and destruction, climate change, and other threats.”