Conservation Groups Sue FWS for Failing to Designate Critical Habitat for Protected Bats

The Tropical Audubon Society and the Miami Blue Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association, represented by Center for Biological Diversity, sued the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for failing to designate critical habitat for Florida bonneted bats since listing the rare bats under the Endangered Species Act in 2013. Plaintiffs seek declaratory judgment and injunctive relief.