US Settles Suit Over 31 Foreign Bird Species

Law360, New York (June 16, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has agreed to settle a lawsuit by moving ahead with the process for protecting 31 species of foreign birds under the Endangered Species Act, including the possibly extinct slender-billed curlew.

In a consent decree signed Monday by Judge Charles R. Breyer of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the agency committed itself to publishing final listing determinations for six species of foreign birds and proposed listings for an additional 25 species between June 30 and Dec....
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