Legal Action Taken to Save the Golden-cheeked Warbler

Travis Audubon Society is extremely concerned about the recent suit filed to remove the Golden-cheeked Warbler from the Endangered Species List.  This action has been taken by the Texas General Land Office with support of the Texas Public Policy Foundation against the U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

On August 1st, Travis Audubon Society, the Texas Ornithological Society, the Center for Biological Diversity, and the Defenders of Wildlife filed a motion in federal district court to intervene into the suit to oppose the effort to delist the Golden-cheeked Warbler.  

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.

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

We intend to oppose the delisting request with our utmost efforts. If you want to get involved, please call the office at 512/300-2473, or click here to make a donation.

Learn more

Read the press release

Read the Motion to Intervene

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