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Center for Biological Diversity’s Rubber Dodo Award: And the winner is …

By Gary Bogue
Monday, November 2nd, 2009 at 9:21 am in California condors, Rubber Dodo Award.

Rubber Dodo

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.

California condor photo courtesy US Fish & Wildlife Service/Scott Frier.
condor flying

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:

More about campaign to save Tejon Ranch:

More about campaign to save the California condor:

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One Response to “Center for Biological Diversity’s Rubber Dodo Award: And the winner is …”

  1. Bill Hansen Says:

    Hi Gary,

    I’d like to receive anything you have regarding discouraging raccoons and skunks from tunneling under
    fences and “visiting” my back yard. I’ve done the most obvious thing (not leaving pet food out overnight).

    We live near the base of our East Bay foothills in Fremont, so it’s not surprising to see them (or evidence
    of same) along with the seemingly exploding population of wild turkeys.

    Thanks and I enjoy your columns.

    Bill Hansen

    PS: I had no luck trying to send a request to your “” e-mail address posted in the newspaper. Tried twice; both bounced back!

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