Action timeline

August 24, 2010 The Center and independent scientist Dr. Tony Povilitis petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list the iiwi 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 iiwi.

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