Late last Thursday night, the U.S. government and conservation groups Center for Biological Diversity, Oceana and Turtle Island Restoration Network reached a settlement in U.S. District Court resulting in a federal commitment to protect critical habitat for endangered loggerhead sea turtles.
To learn more about the lawsuit prior to the settlement, check out this post.
The government has until July 1, 2013 to identify and propose protection of feeding, breeding and migratory habitat in the U.S. Atlantic and Pacific oceans and the Gulf of Mexico. Final decisions must be made by July 1, 2014.
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