March 11, 1967 – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the San Joaquin kit fox as endangered under the Endangered Species Act.
June 27, 1971 – The San Joaquin kit fox was declared threatened under the California Endangered Species Act.
1983 – The kit fox was included in the Upland Species of the San Joaquin Valley Recovery Plan.
September 30, 1998 – The Upland Species of the San Joaquin Valley Recovery Plan was finalized.
February 2006 – The Center published Poisoning Our Imperiled Wildlife, a report on San Francisco Bay Area endangered species — including the San Joaquin kit fox — at risk from pesticides.
May 30, 2007 – The Center filed suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for registering and allowing the use of 56 toxic pesticides in the habitats of 11 Bay Area endangered species, including the San Joaquin kit fox, without determining whether the chemicals jeopardize those species’ existence.
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