May 6, 1991 – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service received a petition from the International Council for Bird Preservation to put the Andean flamingo on the federal endangered species list.
December 16, 1991 – The Service made a positive 90-day finding on the May 1991 petition.
March 28, 1994 – The Service published a 12-month finding on the 1991 petition, determining that the Andean flamingo warranted protection but that its listing was precluded by other listing priorities.
2003 – The Center sued the Service over its delay in issuing proposed listing rules for 73 rare foreign birds in need of protection, including the Andean flamingo.
May 21, 2004 – The Service published another annual notice continuing to find that the species warranted listing but protection was precluded due to other priorities.
April 23, 2007 – The Service published yet another annual notice continuing to find that the species warranted listing but protection was precluded.
July 29, 2008 – The Service published a notice announcing its annual petition findings for foreign species, declaring that listing was warranted for the Andean flamingo.
December 8, 2008 – The Service proposed to list the Andean flamingo as an endangered species under the federal Endangered Species Act.
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