Group battles over bird
A long-time battle of environmentalists to list a North American bird of prey under the Endangered Species Act won’t be settled anytime soon.
The Center for Biological Diversity has announced it will keep fighting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which decided last week that the species of bird, the Queen Charlotte goshawk, did not need protections in Alaska. Environmentalists from the center have been working since 1994 to protect the birds.
According to The Associated Press, the wildlife service would be amenable to placing populations in British Columbia on the list, either as threatened or endangered species. However, Alaskan populations, it claims, already are sufficiently protected through conservation efforts in the Tongass National Forest.