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Endangered Species Act changes: A win for wildlife & future generations

Macho B, last known jaguar in U.S., died in early March. Photo by Arizona DFG.

Obama bounces Bush ESA changes.

The Obama administration announced Tuesday (April 28) that they would be dumping eleventh-hour Bush Administration changes to its Endangered Species Act that would have dramatically weakened the landmark wildlife protection law.

The decision will once again require federal agencies to consult with experts at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration before taking action that could impact threatened or endangered species.
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Posted on Wednesday, April 29th, 2009
Under: Audubon Society, Endangered species, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Wildlife | No Comments »

Acorn woodpeckers: Help stop Rossmoor homeowners from killing them!

Acorn woodpecker S.O.S. art by Kat Mulkey, Lafayette

Two Rossmoor homeowner groups — Mutual 68 and Mutual 59 — have decided to shoot 50 acorn woodpeckers to try and stop the birds from drilling holes in their condos to store acorns for use as winter food.

Shooting will NOT stop the problem and your help is needed to save these birds from being killed by humans who obviously don’t understand the situation.
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Posted on Friday, January 30th, 2009
Under: Acorn woodpeckers, Rossmoor Retirement Community, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service | 9 Comments »