The PDN has an excellent article today on the US Department of Fish & Wildlife’s decision to designate 25,000 acres of Guam as critical habitat for several endangered species. That amounts to 19% of the island, and the move has met with fierce opposition by Chamorro activists, the Government of Guam. It is interesting to note Fish & Wildlife did not want to designate the land as critical habitat, but was forced into the action by several lawsuits levied against the agency by environmental groups. The situation is full of bad blood, and the article does a great job of describing the events, players and issues involved.