US Fish and Wildlife Service

David Moynahan / David Moynahan Photography

A conference in Tallahassee is bringing together political officials, academics and conservation agencies who hope to make the Apalachicola River’s health a national discussion.

Conservation Group Stretches Out Their Neck

Sep 14, 2012
Cris Hagen / Savannah River Ecology Laboratory

A non-profit conservation group is trying to save animals across the country, and they’re suing the government to do it.  The Center for Biological Diversity is suing both the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Department of the Interior.  In the suit the group asks the government to place seven vulnerable animals on the Endangered Species List, including the Barbour’s Map turtle, the Big Blue Springs cave crayfish, and the Black Rail - all of which live exclusively in the Southeast. Attorney Collette Adkins filed the suit.