Fauna and Flora To Get New Protection

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Philadelphia Daily News2011-09-29:                      MATTHEW BROWN The Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. – The Obama administration is taking steps to extend new federal protections to a list of imperiled animals and plants that reads like a manifest for Noah’s Ark , from the melodic golden-winged warbler and slow-moving gopher tortoise, to the slimy American eel and tiny Texas kangaroo rat. Compelled by a pair of recent legal settlements, the effort in part targets species that have been mired in bureaucratic limbo even as they inch toward potential extinction. With a Friday deadline to act on more than 700 pending cases, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service already…                     more »

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~ by narhvalur on September 30, 2011.

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