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Action timeline

August 24, 2010 – The Center and independent scientist Dr. Tony Povilitis petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list the ‘i‘iwi as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act, primarily due to the threat of global warming.

July 12, 2011 – The Center reached a landmark agreement with the Fish and Wildlife Service compelling the agency to move forward in the protection process for 757 species, including the ‘i‘iwi.

January 23, 2012 – In response to our petition, the Service issued an initial positive decision to protect the ‘i‘iwi under the Endangered Species Act. 

'I'iwi photo © Tom A. Ranker