Feds Failed To Protect Endangered Fla. Coral: Enviro Group

Law360, Miami (January 25, 2013, 5:42 PM ET) -- The Center for Biological Diversity sued the National Marine Fisheries Service on Wednesday in Florida federal court, saying the agency has failed to create a recovery plan for elkhorn and staghorn corals as required when it protected them under the Endangered Species Act in 2006.

The center said a recovery plan is critical to the conservation and survival of these species, which were once the most abundant and important reef building corals in the waters of Florida and the Caribbean but have diminished by 80 to...
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