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January 23, 2013 – Lawsuit Filed to Force Plan to Save Florida's Threatened Corals

November 30, 2012 – 66 Corals Declared Endangered Due to Global Warming, Ocean Acidification

April 13, 2012 – 50-plus Corals in U.S. Waters Face Extinction by Century's End

March 15, 2012 – Lawsuit Seeks Plan to Save Florida’s Corals, Urgently Threatened by Ocean Warming and Acidification

January 30, 2012 – Lawsuit Aims to Protect Endangered Caribbean Corals From Overfishing

January 25, 2011 – Lawsuit Seeks Protections for 82 Corals Facing Extinction

October 20, 2009 – Protection Sought for 83 Coral Species as Coral Heads for Worldwide Extinction

November 25, 2008 – Group Plans Suit Against Bush Administration for Ignoring Global Warming Threat to Coral Habitat

October 28, 2008 – Disappearing Corals Gain Greater Protection From Human Threats; Federal Government Bans Activities That Harm Florida's Coral Reefs

February 6, 2008 – Critical Habitat Proposed to Protect Florida's Disappearing Corals

September 4, 2007 – Lawsuit Leads to Habitat Protection for Imperiled Marine Species: Federal Government to Designate “Critical Habitat” for Corals, Sawfish, and Green Sturgeon

May 10, 2007 – Habitat Protection Sought for Florida Corals

June 8, 2006 – Endangered Species Act Protection for Corals Becomes Effective Today

May 4, 2006 – Federal Officials Agree Global Warming Threatens Florida’s Coral Reefs, Provide Protection Under Endangered Species Act

May 10, 2006 – Florida's imperiled coral reefs one step closer to protection

June 14, 2004 – Conservationist’s File Notice of Intent to Sue Bush Administration for Failing to Protect Coral Reefs from Extinction

March 3, 2004 – Coral Reef Decline Continues, Extinction Imminent; Conservationist’s ESA Petition Demands That Bush Administration Take Action to Protect Species from Global Warming


Blue rice coral photo © Keoki Stender