5 Feb 2018

Legal action threatened over Tinian songbird

From , 6:03 am on 5 February 2018

A conservation group in the US is threatening to take legal action to protect a tiny bird only found on an island in the Northern Marianas. 

The Center for Biological Diversity has filed a notice of intent to sue the US Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to act to formally protect the Tinian monarch.

An attorney for the group Ryan Shannon told Sally Round the service is several years overdue in moving to protect the bird.

 The Tinian monarch is endemic to Northern Mariana Islands, and found only on the island of Tinian. 2012

The Tinian monarch is endemic to Northern Mariana Islands, and found only on the island of Tinian. Photo: Devon Pike