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Caribou at Risk of Losing Endangered Species Act Protection

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that removing Endangered Species Act protections for the woodland caribou "may be warranted.

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Teresa W (782)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 3:58 am

Christeen A (369)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 4:21 am
This must not happen.

Nicole W (646)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 5:15 am
hope not, caribou need the protection!

Chris W (79)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 5:26 am
This article is total bullshit, they just want the Caribou unlisted to move the pipeline through.

Geynell Eskite (68)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 6:13 am
This is more than the expected Right-wing short-sightedness and environmental disregard. Chris W. may be right...the protected status of the caribou may be interfering with plans for that God-forsaken pipeline. Good insight.

pam w (139)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 7:00 am
""This is the last population of caribou in the lower 48 states and certainly worthy of our care and protection," said Noah Greenwald, endangered species director at the Center for Biological Diversity."

+++++++++++++++++++++ So what? Right? Who cares? Wasn't it Reagan who said, "If you've seen one (redwood tree) you've seen them all?"


Solitary Eagle (324)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 8:26 am
thank you. noted

Sandi C (98)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 8:37 am

Patricia H. (440)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 8:55 am

Amy E (66)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 9:04 am
Just horrible! Noted.

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 9:24 am

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 9:46 am

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 10:29 am
Noted! And pray this does not happen!

David C (131)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 11:06 am
this would be so sad....

John B (185)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 11:31 am
Thanks Cal for posting the link to the article. The full 375,000 acres of critical habitat need to be designated and not the meager 30,000 acres proposed. Read and noted with sadness.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 12:05 pm
Noted. Very sad and horrible. I sincerely hope they continue to list the caribou and ensure the care of these animals. Thanks so much, Cal.

michelle t (41)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 1:00 pm
This must not be allowed to happen.
These corrupt uncaring bastards want to delist the caribou to install their crap pipeline.Shame on them.

Ana Fontan (16)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 1:48 pm
Note. Why is not a petition to sign for this cause? Thank you

janet f (29)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 1:50 pm
"This decision came in response to a petition from an anti-environment law firm, Pacific Legal Foundation, along with Bonners County and the Idaho State Snowmobile Association."

Well, of course it warrants the ironically named Fish and Wildlife Service to take another look as to whether these animals should remain protected. They're obviously in the way of the snowmobiles. How the hell has this been allowed to happen? Damn caribou.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 2:12 pm
Very sad.

Gloria p (304)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 3:30 pm
Carabou are pretty nice animals. I have never hurt of any other them causing any problems. It's sad they will not be protected.

Ann Breeden (65)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 4:22 pm
I think it's time for a petition to voice our objection and possibly create a change.

Talya H (10)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 7:07 pm
Thanks for the share!

Christine Stewart (134)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 7:56 pm
Sad news.

Helen Porter (39)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 8:06 pm
thank you for letting us know.

In my opinion we are all an endangered species including the human species.

Reindeer are beautiful and legendary.

Dianne D (490)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 9:09 pm
ALL animals need to be protected from man. If we allow the numbers to get low, then there will not be a good gene pool for them to survive.

Wednesday December 26, 2012, 9:16 pm
This cannot happen, noted. Thanks Cal

Leslene Dunn (84)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 9:58 pm
Noted - what have we become!!!!!

Lynn Squance (235)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 11:57 pm
"Scientists from both sides of the border have determined the southern Selkirk population is significant and needs protection to survive," said Greenwald. "I'll be deeply saddened if these unique animals are allowed to go extinct, and so will many other Americans."

As humans, we seem to want to destroy what we do not fully understand. There are consequences to letting the caribou go extinct, not just to them but the entire ecosystem that they are a part. We are a bunch of arrogant SOBs aren't we!

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 4:00 am

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 4:17 am

Danuta W (1249)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 4:19 am

Tanya W (65)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 4:49 am
Noted!! "Anti Enviroment" - gee that says it all doesn't it!! Once the Caribou are extinct it is too late - nothing will bring them back!! How about "PRO LIFE'.....

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 4:53 am
This cannot happen as they will be slaughterd to extinction...humans seem to love killing all animals.

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 4:53 am
no way we need caribou to be protected

Veronique L (209)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 6:14 am
Very sad...

Ruth C (87)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 7:04 am
The only thing that humans do is destroy everything around them!!

Hayley C (7)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 8:23 am

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 12:38 pm

Luna Lockwood (5)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 3:06 pm
Jean-Jacques Rousseau put it best when he said, "You are undone if you once forget that the fruits of the earth belong to us all, and the earth itself to nobody."

Destiney E (3)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 4:17 pm
Please, everyone help save them!

Nikhil Dutta (2)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 9:12 pm
Caribou should be protected

Sylvie Bermannova (42)
Friday December 28, 2012, 2:14 am
Caribou MATTER! All living beings are deserving of protection! May the be save!

How can the agency the reputed mission of which is to protect wildlife even consider depriving a species of its endangered status on the basis of a petition from a couple of ignorant people who are sure to be only pursuing their own interests? "Caribou are not significant and 'therefore' not worthy of protection" -- how arrogant is that!


Barbara Erdman (63)
Friday December 28, 2012, 6:32 am
Sadly Noted Cal :0 Thank-You

Ro H (0)
Friday December 28, 2012, 7:35 am

Mónica Ayuga (109)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 6:52 am
Hay que instar a las autoridades para proteger a los animales, sino a este paso nos quedaremos sin animales en el planeta.

Sergio Padilla (65)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 9:35 pm
Not nice! This is so wrong!!!

Wendy F (62)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 8:27 am
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