Conservation Groups Sue FWS to Protect Miami Tiger Beetles

The Center for Biological Diversity, Tropical Audubon Society, and the Miami Blue Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to push the agency to protect endangered Miami tiger beetles by designating lifesaving critical habitat. The proposed critical habitat includes areas in the pine rocklands of Miami-Dade County, which plaintiffs allege are under imminent threat from development.