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Trump Administration and Congress Trying to Kill Off Endangered Species

They want to stop protecting threatened species and stop protecting habitat.   They want  oil, mining,  and logging companies to be in charge of wildlife. They want to stop listing more species.  They want politics and industry to trump science. Great interview with Kieran Suckling, the cofounder of Center For Biologcial Diversity: www.democracynow.org/2018/7/25/profit_over_grizzlies_trump_admin_tries

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Ask Your Senators to Stop the 3 Bad Endangered Species Bills

The Republicans have stuck some anti wildlife riders (amendments) in some bills that Congress must pass  ( military and appropriations).    These  bills  make economic impacts have priority over the lives of endangered species.  They also devalue science. https://act.biologicaldiversity.org/onlineactions/kI6tpzUoukShooLX4Dpeqw2?sourceID=1004352&utm_source=ad&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=currentalerts   www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2018/07/19/endangered-species-act-stripped-of-key-provisions-in-trump-administration-proposal/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.812c9e372e40

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Global Warming Causes Warmer Sand and Seas, Making Baby Green Turtles Become Female

A sea turtle island nesting site in Australia  now has 99% of its young green turtles turning  female.  The sex is determined by the heat of the nesting beach, so hotter seas, air, and sand lead to dramatic changes in the ratio of females to males. We need to keep trees along beaches to shade […]

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MAY 18 IS ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY- JOIN AN EVENT & CONTACT CONGRESS

1-You can go to this website link  and find out events near you.     ​2-Also, join the campaign against single use plastic this week.  You can carry reusable utensils and  some sturdy plastic bags.​ You can ask restaurants to not offer plastic straws.  LINK   3-Further, you can oppose the  proposed Farm Bill, HR […]

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Republican House “Farm” Bill H.R. 2 Threatens Wildlife, Forests, and People

You can go here for a sample script to use in calling your your US Representative asking them to oppose HR 2 : https://act.biologicaldiversity.org/onlineactions/9xU-0dnmB0as7zZLLSYE7Q2?sourceID=1004352&utm_source=ad&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=currentalerts   Here are more details from Center for Biological Diversity: Sick Joke’: House Agriculture Committee Advances Farm Bill Attacking Environment, Endangered Species The House Agriculture Committee passed H.R. 2, the 2018 Farm Bill, […]

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Fewer Big Bugs May Cause of Decrease in Whip-Poor-Wills, Nighthawks, Swallows, and Swifts

Why are big, insect-eating birds disappearing? Maybe we’re running low on bugs.

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Study & Protect the 8 Million Unknown Species

E.O.wilson writes that we need field biologists and protected reserves for about one half of the earth. www.nytimes.com/2018/03/03/opinion/sunday/species-conservation-extinction.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-left-region&region=opinion-c-col-left-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-left-region

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Parasites Have Value to Ecosystems & Many May Go Extinct

Parasites are important in  keeping a balance among different life forms and in processing dead creatures into food for other creatures. Parasites comprise 80 % of the food web, and the majority of the biomass. One third of parasites could go extinct due to climate change.  For an example, parasites cause crickets to jump into streams […]

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COURTESY ROBIN SILVER A colorado Pikeminnow at the Dexter National Fish Hatchery. dwestphal@abqjournal.com Wed Aug 02 10:51:45 -0600 2017 1501692705 FILENAME: 695126.jpg

the Endangered Species Act Has Saved Thousands of Species

Giant pikeminnows, Florida panthers, piping plovers, and Kirtland’s warblers have been nursed back to healthy populations due to protection  under the Endangered Species Act and due to people  studying  them, suing to protect them, and organizing to pressure government to protect them.    https://www.abqjournal.com/1043925/endangered-species-need-our-help.html

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Large Forest Fires Needed to Protect Wildlife

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