Thursday, June 18, 2009

Marbled Murrelet Will Retain Protection as a Threatened Species


USF&WS Photo

"SEATTLE— Rebuffing the anti-science stance of the Bush administration, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today released a report finding that continued protection of marbled murrelets in Washington, Oregon, and California is required. This report replaces a 2004 review in which Bush political appointees reversed scientific and legal conclusions to try to eliminate protections for murrelets. The new report finds that the tri-state murrelet population is distinct and separate from other populations in Canada and Alaska."

Link: Full text from the Center for Biological Diversity

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