31 Jul '13, 8pm

172 Groups Across United States Urge Faster Protection for Endangered Species

For Immediate Release, July 31, 2013 Contact: Angela Crane, (503) 717-6405 172 Groups Across United States Urge Faster Protection for Endangered Species WASHINGTON— A coalition of 172 citizen groups sent letters today to eight U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regional directors urging the agency to expedite efforts to protect hundreds of imperiled plants and animals around the country under the Endangered Species Act. The diverse coalition of conservation, wildlife-rehabilitation, animal-welfare, faith, educational, tourism and women’s organizations is urging the federal government to fight the extinction crisis by swiftly implementing protection under the Act for more rare and vanishing species. “The Endangered Species Act has prevented the extinction of 99 percent of the plants and animals under its care, but it only provides a safety net to species once they’re protected,...

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