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Colorado River Cutthroat Trout

Case Overview

The Colorado River cutthroat trout, once abundant throughout its range, has been nearly wiped out by dams, diversions, and other human-caused impacts. Earthjustice has filed suit to force the Fish and Wildlife Service to grant Endangered Species Act to the species. In September 2006, a federal judge ruled that the FWS must give the species a thorough evaluation.

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Biodiversity Legal Foundation

Case Updates

October 4, 2006 | Feature

Rare Trout Gets a Chance

The beautiful, and gravely endangered, Colorado River cutthroat trout has a chance at survival after a judge tells the Bush administration to obey the law.