Conservation Group Sues USFWS over Garter Snake Status

The Center for Biological Diversity is suing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to force it to grant endangered-species status to the Mexican Garter Snake. The Center, which announced the lawsuit today, cites disappearing riparian habitat for the disappearance of the species from many parts of its former range. The Mexican Garter Snake is already listed as endangered at the state level in both states in which it is found.