Photo looking down at existing zoo from proposed expansion area. Credit: Ken-ichi Ueda

10/24/11 Oakland Calif. – Friends of Knowland Park and the East Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (EBCNPS) announced today that mediated settlement negotiations with the City of Oakland and the Oakland Zoo have ended. The groups will instead return to court to continue their lawsuit charging that the city broke the law by approving, without a full Environmental Impact Report, the zoo’s plan to build a theme park atop rare native wildlife habitat.

A full version of the press release can be found here:  Press Release Regarding Settlement Talks with Oakland Zoo