25 Jul '11, 8pm

US House Republicans propose to eliminate migratory bird conservation act: Mongabay - ecocidal idiots

Last search for the Eskimo curlew (06/29/2011) The Eskimo curlew is (or perhaps, 'was') a small migratory shorebird with a long curved beak, perfect for searching shorelines and prairie grass for worms, grasshoppers and other insects, as well as goodies including berries. Described as cinnamon-colored, the bird nested in the Arctic tundra of Alaska and Canada during the summer and in the winter migrated en masse as far south as the Argentine plains, known as the pampas. Despite once numbering in the hundreds of thousands (and perhaps even in the millions), the Eskimo curlew (Numenius borealis ) today may well be extinct. The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has decided to conduct a final evaluation of the species to determine whether its status should be moved from Critically Endangered to Extinct, reports Reuters. Congressman Rohrabacher believes chopping down rainfor...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0725-hance_us_birds.html

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