Tricolored Blackbirds Get Emergency Protection Under California Endangered Species Act

This morning, the California Fish and Game Commission voted 3-2 to grant emergency protections to the Tricolored Blackbird. The Commission's action grants a 180-day period for the Department of Fish and Wildlife to determine whether to make the protections permanent. The Commission was responding to a lawsuit filed by the Center for Biological Diversity in October, 2014.