Sunday, April 12, 2009

Denial of Reality



"On March 5, the Center for Biological Diversity filed a scientific petition with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to place the Kittlitz's murrelet on the state list of endangered species. Today the commissioner of the Department of Fish and Game rejected the petition, claiming that there is 'insufficient information' to determine that numbers of Kittlitz's murrelets have decreased to a level that threatens the survival of the species. However, scientific studies clearly show that the species is threatened with extinction."

Kittlitz's Murrelet population numbers have plummeted by 80 to 90 percent in the past 20 years.

Link: Full article from the Center for Biological Diversity

I recall a bumper sticker that read: "If you ignore the environment, it will go away."

Kittlitz's Murrelet image USFWS DLS Library

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