Desert tortoise: Mining ban saves 1 million acres of tortoise habitat
From the Nov. 12, 2009, weekly e-newsletter of the Center for Biological Diversity:
… late last month the Bureau of Land Management blocked new mining claims on nearly 1 million acres of southern Nevada land for the next 20 years. The land in question, made up of federally designated “areas of environmental concern” due to encroaching development, is home to threatened desert tortoise and endangered birds, fish, and plants. These areas also happen to be historic hot spots for gold mining.
Read more in the New York Times at: http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/center/articles/2009/new-york-times-10-30-2009.html
Dear Bureau of Land Management:
Don’t stop now! /Gary
Categories: Desert Tortoises