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

ELR Citation: ELR 21199
Nos. No. 87-2188, 852 F.2d 1106/(9th Cir., 07/22/1988) Aff'd

The court holds that Hawaii's introduction of mouflon sheep into critical habitat of the endangered Palila bird is an unlawful taking under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The state introduced the sheep into the area for sport hunting, but the sheep feed on trees that provide critical habitat for the palila....

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