Groups Intend to Sue FWS for Failure to Take Timely Action on Hippopotamus ESA Petition

The Center for Biological Diversity, Humane Society International, Humane Society of the United States, and Humane Society Legislative Fund sent a 60-day notice of intent to sue to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS). The senders intend to sue FWS for violating the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by not making a timely 12-month finding on their March 24, 2022 petition to list the common hippopotamus under the ESA. The agency’s 12-month finding following its positive 90-day finding was due March 24, 2023.