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National parks represent our country's last stronghold of wilderness. But the large majority of parks are suffering, too.Ninety-five percent of parks assessed in a recent study have lost key species that once helped define them. Meanwhile, 91 percent ....

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Constance F (418)
Friday July 8, 2011, 11:03 pm
Thank you for posting, Anna. I don't even know what to say anymore...I know the National Parks lost funding, taking another hard hit. I believe efforts to conserve were rolled back to Reagan's era (1982)according to NPCA (or another org) not too long ago. I am so sorry for the future.

Shirley S (187)
Friday July 8, 2011, 11:05 pm
Noted with empathy

Monica D (580)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 12:31 am
"Ninety-five percent of parks assessed in a recent study have lost key species that once helped define them." That is very sad.

Danuta W (1249)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 3:00 am

MmAway M (505)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 9:08 am
Anna -- Outstanding article, but I am so sad that this is happenening to our Special Parks....Ken Salazar is useless and yet they keep looking for places to drill, not fixing up Parks! Closing some parks here in California that are AWESOME...That is the USA's legacy to our Children, because once they are gone, they are GONE!

Monica D....You hit the nail on the head! Noted with EXTREME sorrow and ANGER!

John Y (82)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 2:15 pm
Thanks Anna.

Cristina M (137)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 7:20 pm
It's alarming, National parks are supposed to be a heaven for wildlife, being protected and cared after. I agree, Salazar in useless.

. (0)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 6:10 am
Just sad and makes me so furious

Carol H (229)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 8:02 am
thanks Anna, noted

linda b (186)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 8:25 am
Noted thanks Anna

Dave Kane (308)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 11:25 am
We're on the sh*t list also. It won't be too long. On the bright side once we're gone the rest of the planet and species will come back. Two sides to every coin.

Stelizan L (258)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 11:29 am
Very, very sad - but the US of A won't be leaving any kind of legacy for future generations, not unless you get Salazar and 'the likes' removed urgently!!

Toni C (508)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 12:30 pm
Noted and thanks, Anna, for the article... We have some of the most beautiful country in the world and it breaks my heart to see this happening. As others have said, they're leaving nothing for future generations. Perhaps as Dave has said, once we've destroyed ourselves, Mother will regenerate and become more beautiful than before... [only next time I hope there will be no humans to destroy her]...

Mary L (132)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 1:01 pm
Thank you Anna.

Connie B (0)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 1:16 pm
I agree, Ken Salazar is useless but he's been causing a lot of damage to this country, its environment as well as allowing the decimation of our wildlife populations. One would think that his being from Colorado would have been a plus but it’s as if he came from Hell. It should be noted he is not revered in Colorado either. To make matters worse, I’m sure that Salazar's newly appointed USFW Director, Daniel Ashe, comes from the same mold so the future is not looking good. Just the other day, both Salazar and Ashe visited Wyoming and agreed to a so-called “wolf management plan” that will allow Wyoming wolves to be shot on sight. This comes after years of Wyoming having not be able to submit a plan that was acceptable. It is estimated that there are 300 wolves in the entire Great State of Wyoming. Within a few months Wyoming will be able to boast “we have no wolves”. Salazar is not for this country’s natural wonders and/or its incredible wildlife.

Lisa N (206)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 2:54 pm
So sad to see many of our beautiful national parks closing! Thanks for sharing this Anna!

Lin Penrose (92)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 3:40 pm
Thanks Anna, This is another large hint to us. Parks and wildlife refuges in the U.S.A and around the world are paying survival costs of huge magnitudes for continued wars and stupidity between humans and resources. The victims are, once again, many of the innocents who are used by the few in power - humans. We humans must stop consuming so much, regardless of our reasons. We must start thinking in longer terms of what we do and our impacts on this incredible earth. From having more children, to using everyday items in our lives. At a recent point geological and historical - humans, we have become the primary enemy of this planet. That includes you and me.

Beverly C (0)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 4:32 pm

Mary T (178)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 7:18 pm
This is so sad to see this whole world is being destroyed by greedy humans that don't care about anything but themselves.

Shelly Peterson (213)
Monday July 11, 2011, 6:45 am
Those statistics really are a wakeup call...(GOP pukes!)

Alicia N (87)
Monday July 11, 2011, 11:17 am
This is really sad! but how much money the government spend in guns for evil acts??!!?!? Shame of you Money Eaters! ......... Those pictures are amazing............

Cheree M (46)
Friday July 29, 2011, 11:45 am
madly noted ty
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