Don’t Let Obama Shut Out Endangered Species

by Larry on February 1, 2012

Northern Saw-Whet Owl photo by James D. Thompson

ACTION ALERT FROM THE CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY

Right now, the Obama administration is accepting comments on a draft policy interpreting the phrase “significant portion of its range” (SPOIR), which specifies that if a species is at risk of extinction in any significant portion of range, it shall be protected.

This provision has played a key role in the recovery of the bald eagle, grizzly bear and many other iconic wildlife species, ensuring that animals and plants receive protection before they’re past the point of saving by providing protection to species in important parts of their home ranges.

The draft policy would limit species protection. Please tell the Obama administration to scrap this disastrous policy proposal and develop one that will truly protect species when they are at risk in significant portions of their range.

To read the full story and take action go here.

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Liz February 1, 2012 at 8:21 am

Great shot but not great news!
Liz´s last post ..Wordless Wednesday: He formed the clouds

Tammy February 2, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Oh, how beautiful is he?! (The owl, not Obama…haha)

Larry February 2, 2012 at 8:03 pm

@Liz and Tammy, the owl photo was picked as one of the winners in the 6th Annual Nature Conservancy photo contest

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