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Palila v. Hawaii Dep't of Land & Natural Resources

Citation: 9 ELR 20426
No. No. 78-0030, 471 F. Supp. 985/14 ERC 1204/(D. Haw., 06/08/1979)

The court issues a declaratory judgment that defendants are "taking" endangered wildlife in violation of § 9 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 by maintaining feral sheep and goat populations for sport hunting which are destroying the critical habitat of the Palila, an endangered bird, on the upper slopes of Mauna Kea on the Island of Ha...

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