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Endangered Species under attack - please act today
10 years ago
For anyone who tried to take action on the Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund's "Endangered Species Conservation Pledge" before today: Due to a technical glitch, the petition form did not record people's pledges before 1pm EST Thursday, February 17. However, it has been fixed now and we apologize for the inconvenience. Please act here: http://www.defendersactionfund.org/takeAction.jsp
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Just like my latest FFVII file... done.
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Thanks for leting us know that they fixed this.
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I sign it...thanks for this posting.
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I just signed the petition. Thanks for letting us know.
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I signed it.Thanks for posting.
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I just signed. Thank you.
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I signed too!!!! Thanks everyone.
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signed, done. Is it ok even if im not from from US? tnx!
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I'm not from the US, but I'm all for protecting the Endagered Species around the world. They all have an impact... even if it's on the opposite side of the continent.
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my family & me
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please fill free to post this on my group lets kick up the dust for a good cause http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/dustbusters
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steve
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Okie dokie, its signed.
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I will help anyway I can
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I signd it and I hope we do some good this world is just falling apart.
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I've signed this on a number of occasions, but today, Apr. 27th, it will not receive or accept the information provided.
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It works now, signed.
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I signed it! One question...why do they need our address? It's so long to type in! Christina Eavyn Warner
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I imagine they need it so the person receiving the petition is assured that each signatory is actually an individual person and not just one person with lots of different email addresses. When I email my senators, this information is required too. I signed.
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Glad to have a reminder. Thanks!
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I siged the Pledge. Let's encourage our representatives to site aside habitat areas for endangered species.
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...and I just had to inflict a little self-depression by looking to see how badly my Representatives are doing
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I signed it. Thanks for the post!!
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Please sign at http://www.defendersactionfund.org/takeAction.jsp QUOTE: Rep. Dennis Cardoza (CA-18) has reintroduced harmful legislation – bill number H.R. 1299 – that would give the federal agencies license to ignore the habitat provisions of this landmark law. As you know, without habitat species can't survive. Please email your Representative now and urge a vote against the Cardoza bill at http://www.saveesa.org. The Endangered Species Act is the safety net for so many species on the brink of extinction. It has been a remarkably effective alarm system providing a way to save and restore wildlife like bald eagles, gray wolves, manatees, sea otters and countless other species. But there are powerful corporate special interests - drilling, mining and development companies – that see the Endangered Species Act as an obstacle to greater profits. They've made massive political contributions to members of Congress and are now pressing to collect a pay-off. Contact your Representative today at http://www.saveesa.org. The Cardoza bill could be on the floor of the House of Representatives soon. To safeguard the Endangered Species Act, Defenders of Wildlife is mounting one of the largest advocacy campaigns in our history. We've already launched extensive media, expanded field organizing, joined in coalition with other groups, and stepped up our direct lobbying on Capitol Hill. You are a key part of our program. It is critical that your Representative hear from you as a constituent. Please send your email today at http://www.saveesa.org. We will keep you apprised as this campaign unfolds and through a special action website http://www.saveesa.org. Thank you for your help on our campaign to save the Endangered Species Act. Sincerely, Rodger Schlickeisen End Quote
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100,000 needed signatures-- keep passing this along...
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former msg. May 19, 2005 12:49 AM There seems to be a problem or website glitch with the first site mentioned at http://www.defendersactionfund.org/takeAction.jsp , so further to my earlier msg. of May 19th, please sign the petition directly from http://www.saveesa.org/ . I suppose it depends on which country is displayed on the petition. Both sites may work for some. partial QUOTE: Rep. Dennis Cardoza (CA-18) has reintroduced harmful legislation – bill number H.R. 1299 – that would give the federal agencies license to ignore the habitat provisions of this landmark law. As you know, without habitat species can't survive. ....end quote. For KEI and ALL ANIMALS Maureen
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Dear Rebecca Y, I've signed your petition!Thank you for the infomation. Teresa S.
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I normally don't post when I've signed a petition because I figure that if I'm a member of this group then it's my duty to sign the petition; I don't need to tell anyone I've done it. It's kind of like eating, I don't post when I eat because I need to eat to live. I sign the petitions here because I am a member and it's expected of m, not to say, "look at me - look how good I did today". It's simple enought to go to the petition to see who has signed. I suppose the most important thing is that the petitions get signed and the goal is met, not who signed it.
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10 years ago
Sorry - tried to sign this petition but couldn't. Maybe it wasn't accepted because I'm Italian???? Did my best. ciao
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Stacy, I cerainly appteciate you feeling that it is not necessary to let everybod know you signed a petition. I don't always 'tell' everybody I signed one but there are a couple of occasions when I think it's worthwhile. The most important reason is to bring the thread back to the top in the group listing...if a group is busy and has a lot of threads - it's easy for a petition thread to get lost with everything else and not get the visibility it needs....which is part of the reason why I'm writing now
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Signed again just to be safe. Thanks Rebecca!
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I signed it....Thanks. Also want to mention, consider using http://www.coorah.com for your internet searches as they donate up to 60% of their revenues to groups like this for protecting the earth and wildlife among other charities, I think its fair that we use the site to maximize donations. just fyi....
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Thanks for posting this message. I am glad to have signed this petition, and encourage anyone else involved with Care2 to please sign this petition. Jennifer
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Signed! (Better late than never)
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Here are few more. Sign the Endangered Species Act Legacy Pledge! http://ga0.org/campaign/ESA_pledge Help stop the attack on the Endangered Species Act http://actionnetwork.org/campaign/ESA05/step1.tcl Migratory Birds Threatened Refuge http://www.savearcticrefuge.org!
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URGENT! Stop an Endangered Species Act Attack!
9 years ago
` URGENT!! STOP REP. POMBO’S EXTINCTION BILL!! Congress will consider the bill this week! The House Resources Committee has scheduled a hearing on Wednesday, September 21st and a vote in the full committee on Thursday, September 22nd. The bill could be up for a vote by all Representatives on the House floor as soon as next week! http://takeaction.worldwildlife.org/action/index.asp?step=2&item=27833 http://www.stopextinction.org/site/c.epIQKXOBJsG/b.933389/apps/nl/content.asp?content_id= http://actionnetwork.org/campaign/ESA05/step1.tcl PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!!! Peace & Love to each of you, Sandra
HERE ARE 2 MORE ACTIONS...
9 years ago
OPPOSE Rep. Pombo's anti-endangered Help Stop Anti-Endangered Species Legislation in the U.S. House! https://secure2.convio.net/amr/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=695 Last week, a House committee approved Representative Richard Pombo's (R-CA) deceptively named “Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Act.” This week the full House of Representatives will vote on the bill. Endangered Chinook SalmonRepresentative Pombo’s anti-endangered species bill would gut the Endangered Species Act on behalf of developers, oil companies, timber companies, mining companies, and other special interests. Here are just some of the reasons Pombo’s bill doesn’t make sense: Eliminates habitat protections: Species that have designated critical habitat are recovering twice as fast as species without it. Pombo's bill completely eliminates critical habitat, which is a key tool for species protection and recovery. If we don't protect the places imperiled species call home including our rivers and streams they will never recover. Ends the obligation to restore species populations: The Endangered Species Act requires that the federal government implement recovery plans, and species are protected until their populations are recovered. Pombo's bill makes recovery plans voluntary and unenforceable. Politicizes scientific decisions: The Endangered Species Act requires that all decisions be made on basis of the best available scientific information. Pombo's bill would change this by allowing political appointees rather than scientists to define the best science. Science should be determined by scientists, not political appointees like the Secretary of the Interior. Eliminates independent oversight: The Endangered Species Act requires that scientists at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and/or NOAA Fisheries independently review federal actions that could harm endangered species. Pombo's bill allows the Secretary of the Interior, a political appointee, to exempt federal projects such as federal dam operations that hurt imperiled salmon from independent oversight. Allows harmful projects that further imperil endangered species: The Endangered Species Act is a "look before you leap" law. It requires review of all actions that may push species toward extinction before they are implemented. Pombo's bill, on the other hand, would “leap before you look,” allowing destructive projects to go forward with no review unless federal agencies provide scientific review and object within 180 days. Bankrupts the Endangered Species Act and harms taxpayers: The Pombo bill would require the government to pay landowners to not violate the law. This could increase the federal budget deficit by billions of dollars and set a precedent to requiring the government to pay developers just for following our laws. The Endangered Species Act is a safety net that protects wildlife, fish and plants on the brink of extinction. It has been enormously successful in preventing the extinction of hundreds of species, including bald eagles, shortnose sturgeon, and Pacific salmon. We must not diminish protections for these magnificent animals, or for the places they call home. ***Here is another one to sign.*** http://www.nrdcactionfund.org/esa/action.asp?step=2&item=53041
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Let me try the 1st link again to be visible from the message. I am copying and pasting from my group. Hope this time shows? I just preview this message but it won't show. Some of you already may signed the #3 by now. Here are 2 more to sign. Suzanne (1)Help Stop Anti-Endangered Species Legislation in the U.S. House! https://secure2.convio.net/amr/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=695
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(1)Help Stop Anti-Endangered Species Legislation in the U.S. House! https://secure2.convio.net/amr/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=695 (2)Here is another one to sign. http://www.nrdcactionfund.org/esa/action.asp?step=2&item=53041 (3)Help stop the attack on the Endangered Species Act Please oppose Rep. Pombo's extinction bill http://actionnetwork.org/campaign/ESA05/step1.tcl (4)TELL CONGRESS NOT TO CUT THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT! http://www.audubon.org/ (Please find the 2 subjects below from this main menu before taking any action.) Sign Up For Audubon Advisory Act Now! Tell Congress to Protect the Arctic Refuge (5) (birdwire] URGENT! ACT NOW TO SAVE THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT http://www.house.gov/writerep/ (Sample language for you to email, fax, or call to your Representative (see below)) As a constituent of your district I am contacting you to urge you to vote against the coming bill H.R. 3824, the deceptively named Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Act, sponsored by Richard Pombo. This legislation will, in fact, turn back the clock 30 years on endangered species protection in the United States. The Endangered Species Act is one of the cornerstones of wildlife protection legislation in America. It is the safety net that has been successful in preventing the extinction of the Whooping Crane, California Condor, and Bald Eagle in the lower 48 states, as well as numerous other species. This protection should be strengthened, not weakened to favor the destructive practices of large corporations and land developers. Richard Pombo's bill strips the ESA of important habitat protection measures, sacrifices science to the whim of political appointees, removes inter-agency consultations that ensure federal actions do not harm endangered species, and provides for massive hand-outs to developers who seek to ravage important wetlands, forests, and prairies. Please vote 'No' to this bill. Thank you, and I look forward to hearing back from you on this important issue (REFERENCE) Last week, a House committee approved Representative Richard Pombo's (R-CA) deceptively named “Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Act.” This week the full House of Representatives will vote on the bill. Endangered Chinook SalmonRepresentative Pombo’s anti-endangered species bill would gut the Endangered Species Act on behalf of developers, oil companies, timber companies, mining companies, and other special interests. Here are just some of the reasons Pombo’s bill doesn’t make sense: Eliminates habitat protections: Species that have designated critical habitat are recovering twice as fast as species without it. Pombo's bill completely eliminates critical habitat, which is a key tool for species protection and recovery. If we don't protect the places imperiled species call home including our rivers and streams they will never recover. Ends the obligation to restore species populations: The Endangered Species Act requires that the federal government implement recovery plans, and species are protected until their populations are recovered. Pombo's bill makes recovery plans voluntary and unenforceable. Politicizes scientific decisions: The Endangered Species Act requires that all decisions be made on basis of the best available scientific information. Pombo's bill would change this by allowing political appointees rather than scientists to define the best science. Science should be determined by scientists, not political appointees like the Secretary of the Interior. Eliminates independent oversight: The Endangered Species Act requires that scientists at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and/or NOAA Fisheries independently review federal actions that could harm endangered species. Pombo's bill allows the Secretary of the Interior, a political appointee, to exempt federal projects such as federal dam operations that hurt imperiled salmon from independent oversight. Allows harmful projects that further imperil endangered species: The Endangered Species Act is a "look before you leap" law. It requires review of all actions that may push species toward extinction before they are implemented. Pombo's bill, on the other hand, would “leap before you look,” allowing destructive projects to go forward with no review unless federal agencies provide scientific review and object within 180 days. Bankrupts the Endangered Species Act and harms taxpayers: The Pombo bill would require the government to pay landowners to not violate the law. This could increase the federal budget deficit by billions of dollars and set a precedent to requiring the government to pay developers just for following our laws.
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I do not understand why the 1st link won't show. Then other links show visible. Anyone has any idea on this?
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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE GUTS ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT Party Line Vote Will Result in Hundreds of Extinctions Moderate Republicans Rebuffed In a 229 to 193 vote, falling largely along party lines, the U.S. House of Representative passed a bill today undermining the U.S. Endangered Species Act. 34 Republicans voted against the bill, 36 Democrats voted for it. The Endangered Species Act protects 1,300 of America's most endangered plants and animals. Originally created in 1973, it has a saved over 99% of these species from extinction including the Bald Eagle, Grizzly Bear, Gray Wolf, Sea Otter, and Grizzly Bear. It has also lived up to its mission to "protect the ecosystems upon which endangered species depend" by preserving over 200 million acres of essential wildlife habitat from Hawaii to Maine. Cynically entitled the "Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Act of 2005" by it author, Richard Pombo (R-CA), the bill systematically removes every proven recovery tool from the Endangered Species Act. "This bill takes a wrecking ball to our nation's most important wildlife protection law," said Kieran Suckling, policy director of the Center for Biological Diversity. "The Endangered Species Act is the safety net for America's imperiled plants and animals. The Republican dominated House of Representatives have ripped it apart, consigning God's creation to extinction." A valiant effort to save the Endangered Species Act was fought by both Democrats and Republicans. The Center for Biological Diversity especially thanks: Jim Saxton (R-NJ), Wayne Gilchrest (R-MD), Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY), George Miller (D-CA), Nick Rahall (D-WV), Tom Udall, (D-NM), Jay Inslee (D-WA), Ed Markey (D-MA), and Raul Grijalva (D-AZ). SUMMARY OF THE BILL - Undermines Species Recovery. Richard Pombo (R-CA) garnered involvement by some environmental groups and Democrats by promising to strengthen protection and recovery standards. At each step in the process of finalizing the bill, however, he reduced protections. The day of the final vote, he pushed through an amendment to completely eliminate the nominal protections he had offered in earlier versions. "Pombo played a cynical game of bait-and-switch," said Suckling. "He brought people in with false promises, announced the support of environmental groups to the nation, and then systematically stripped every protection clause from his bill." - Eliminates Habitat Protection. It eliminates all existing and future critical habitat protections—over 200 million acres of habitat protections for species such as the Northern spotted owl, Right whale, Peninsular big horn sheep, Steller sea lion, and desert tortoise. Critical habitat is one of the most successful provisions of the Endangered Species Act: species with critical habitat are recovering twice as fast as species without it. "Habitat destruction is the main cause of extinction," said Suckling. "This bill sends conservation back to the stone age. It eliminates the most important, most scientifically-based, most successful approach to protecting ecosystems." - Exempts Pesticides from Environmental Review. In a stunning blow to America's system of checks and balances, the bill exempts the production and spraying of pesticides from review under the Endangered Species Act. "At a time when deformed frogs are being found in lakes and rivers across the nation, it is a dangerous travesty to exempt pesticides from environmental review," said Suckling. - Politicizes Science. The bill replaces the Endangered Species Act focus on using only the "best available science" and relying on scientists to define what is best, with a completely political system: it allows the Secretary of Interior, a political appointee, to define what science should and should not be used. - Diverts the Nation's Environmental Budget to Corporations. Pombo's bill takes the Fish and Wildlife Service's budget hostage by allowing corporations to reap hundreds of millions of dollars by simply asserting that they have been harmed by endangered species protections. The Department of Interior will then have to pay the corporations for their speculative "foregone" profits out of the budget established for America's national parks, wildlife refuges, and endangered species. "The takings provision of the bill is litigation magnet," said Suckling, "even the White House budget office concluded that it will dramatically increase corporate lawsuits against the Department of Interior at an enormous cost to the American tax payer." Protect Endangered Species!House Approves Bill Gutting Endangered Species Act! The complete vote tally may be found at: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2005/roll506.xml Today the House of Representatives passed Rep. Pombo's "Extinction" ESA Reform bill (H.R. 3824) by a vote of 229 - 193. 34 Republicans voted against the bill, 36 Democrats voted for it. Take Action! Please contact your Representative - thank them or take them to task for their vote. You can call the Capital Switchboard (202) 224-3121 or send an e-mail via http://sierraactivist.org/contactofficials.php. More Congressional contact info can be found at http://Congress.org. If you have the time, letters to the editor would be terrific. FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 506(Republicans in roman; Democrats in italic; Independents underlined) H R 3824 RECORDED VOTE QUESTION: On Passage BILL TITLE: Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Act
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Signed, sealed and delivered! Sorry for being so long gone from group, but am back...TomH
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We must sound off LOUD and OFTEN, because this current administration in Washington doesnt care about the environment or any wildlife only greed, power and dirty poitics. Every day there is some other area that the Bus administration is attacking that was to protect the environment or wildlife. I thank everyone of you for your voice, we must not give up the fight. Blessings Nancy
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9 years ago
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9 years ago

Signed, sealed with a :* and delivered.  I also took advantage of the site's ability to SPREAD THE WORD! 

TGIF! EVERYONE,,, 

HAVE A GREAT CARE2 WEEKEND! 

9 years ago

Signed and forwarded!

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8 years ago

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7 years ago
http://www.ifaw.org/ifaw/general/default.aspx?oid=17782 Here's one more place you can act also. The more signatures the more we will win!
Are we real?
7 years ago

Conservation of other members of our world life is important, i do support this and give my signature fully. What worries me is the fact that we pretend to value other species than we value our own human endagered species. Is it because we are guilty and scared, instead chosing to console and comfort ourselves with preserving other endagered species. It is impossible or a pretence in my own opinion that we can achieve our goal when we can not start with preserving our own like human creatures, the Africans. The natives of our world, the minority tribes and people.

 Lets be genuine and we will win in preserving our world.

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I am trying to promote my petition, Please help to spread the word! We deserve to live in a clean and healthy enviroment!

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6 years ago

Signed all petition that would allow me.  On 2 petitions you had to be a resident of Canada.  Thanks!  Leigh and Sam

6 years ago

try o sign then but i couldnt it online , signed the top one for recycables sign bernadette p

Wildlife News To Note
6 years ago

Congress Pushes Bill for Quick Action on Black Carbon to Curb Global Warming

In a welcome positive move for the climate, last week a few good men in Congress introduced federal legislation that would reduce domestic and global emissions of the short-lived pollutant black carbon, or soot, to help us get a jump start in the fight against global warming. Recent studies on black carbon show that reducing this pollutant, which has a particularly bad effect on Arctic ice melt but is currently unregulated, can bring about an immediate improvement in our climate situation because the molecule's lifespan is less than two weeks. Governments around the world already have the technological and economic ability to reduce black carbon pollution, and doing it would not only help our atmosphere but also our public health.

The Center for Biological Diversity gave the bill a round of applause and is hopeful that it will be signed by the president. "The central question," said senior counsel Bill Snape, "is whether we will move quickly enough on black carbon and other greenhouse pollutants to prevent catastrophic damage from global warming."

Get more from Law360.

 


Lawsuit Defends Grand Canyon Condors From Lead Poisoning

 

In opposition to policy that hurts the endangered California condor and other species in northwestern Arizona, last week the Center for Biological Diversity sued the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and Fish and Wildlife Service over a backward plan for the Arizona Strip, 2 million acres of land adjacent to the Grand Canyon -- including two breathtaking national monuments. Despite overwhelming evidence that lead ammunition is the leading cause of death for federally protected condors, which are poisoned when they scavenge lead bullet-shot game, the management plans continue to allow lead ammunition use on Bureau of Land Management lands. They also say OK to a lengthy list of other destructive activities, including grazing, oil and gas development, and uranium mining, which all harm habitat for the condor, threatened desert tortoise, and other protected species.

Thanks to a campaign by the Center and allies, California has already banned the use of lead ammunition in its own state's condor range -- but apparently, the feds need a little more pressure regarding the Grand Canyon state. Since condors have been released in Arizona, at least 12 to 14 have died of lead poisoning.

Read more in the Arizona Republic.


Center Sues for Sake of Southwest Songbird

To save the small, highly endangered southwestern willow flycatcher from an even smaller but devastating foreign insect, last Friday the Center for Biological Diversity and Maricopa Audubon Society sued two agencies for failing to protect the bird from habitat damage inflicted by an imported leaf-eating beetle. When the Kazakhstani beetle was approved for introduction in southern Utah by the federal Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHI to control invasive tamarisk trees -- used by flycatchers for nesting -- APHIS and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service made a triple promise that the beetle wouldn't be released anywhere near flycatcher habitat, wouldn't become established within the flycatcher's range, and would spread slowly. Every part of the promise has been broken, and the beetles have now spread to northern Arizona and are poised to invade the lower Colorado River -- where 61 percent of flycatcher nests are built in tamarisk.

"We face loss of the flycatcher in the Southwest because APHIS has broken its promises and refuses to take responsibility for its actions," said the Center's Dr. Robin Silver. "We now must appeal to the courts to help us save this

4 years ago

Thank you! this is so important! Thank you for posting this and the petition!


Could you Please help us with saving Bear, Moose, Beaver, Bats, Songbirds - wildlife habitat that will be permanently ruined IF a Quebec corporation is allowed in court to circumvent the current Vermont laws . . . flattening the mountains. the new "governor" Peter Shumlin is in their pocket and is promoting this horror and ruin of Vermont - the blasting and ruin will go down in history - please sign and post to your facebook and e-mail friends! http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/save-vermonts-green-mountains-save-the-lowell-mountains/ There are over 100 mountains targeted!

3 years ago

The links seems to be down?

3 years ago

Already signed, thanks

3 years ago

hey its still down.

3 years ago

nust be my connection?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Save Vermont's Green Mountains - Protect the Lowell Ridgeline
Your signature has been delivered to: Vermont Public Service Board, Vermont Legislature, Governor Peter Shumlin

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3 years ago

SIGNED THEM ALL AND THANKS

3 years ago

line down.

3 years ago

I'd really like to support this but unfortunately the connection doesn't work.

Another cause
2 years ago

The link isn't working for me, but if anyone wants to support another cause, please help us protect a local endangered species in our community by signing: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/174/554/099/save-western-burrowing-owls/

Thank you all so much!

2 years ago

Signed, thanks

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Thanks, signed the last one.

2 years ago

Thanks, signed the last one.

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