Endangered Species Alert: New Threat to Golden-cheeked Warbler

The Texas General Land Office has officially filed suit against the U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to de-list the Golden-cheeked Warbler as an endangered species.

The suit claims that warbler populations have recovered and no longer need protection.  However, no new evidence has been presented and Golden-cheeked Warbler habitat continues to diminish each year.

In 2016 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service found that, “Due to ongoing, widespread destruction of its habitat, the species continues to be in danger of extinction throughout its range.” Travis Audubon stands by the Service’s decision to uphold the listing of the Golden-cheeked Warbler.

Board President Frances Cerbins said, “We will do whatever is necessary to ensure the Golden-cheeked Warbler continues on a path to recovery under the protection of the Endangered Species Act.”

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    We invite you to join Travis Audubon’s Advocacy Committee. Please contact Jordan Price at membership@travisaudubon.org
  • Take action:
    Call or email George P. Bush at the General Land Office urging him to withdraw the lawsuit!  Phone: 512-463-5009   Email: gpb@glo.texas.gov
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