I found the information below in the latest issue, Oct. 29, of the weekly e-newsletter of the Center for Biological Diversity, /Gary
The Center for Biological Diversity today announced the long-awaited winner of their 2009 Rubber Dodo Award:
** Real-estate bigwig Michael Winer.
As portfolio manager for the giant real-estate firm TAREX, Winer is a main man behind the largest developments in California and Florida, which would destroy tens of thousands of acres of endangered species habitat.
In California, TAREX is leading the Tejon Ranch in building two entire new cities, destroying thousands of acres of federally designated “critical habitat” for the endangered California condor.
Tejon is also home to the California red-legged frog, San Joaquin kit fox, and other protected species on California’s precious Tejon Ranch.
In Florida, TAREX is investing in the St. Joe Company’s cursing of the Florida Panhandle with tens of thousands of acres of high-end developments.
More about the Rubber Dodo Award:http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2009/rubber-dodo-10-29-2009.html
More about campaign to save Tejon Ranch: http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/campaigns/save_tejon_ranch/index.html
More about campaign to save the California condor: http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/species/birds/California_condor/index.html