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feline01
Jan 4th, 2005, 10:13 PM
Dear Defender of Wildlife:

I am writing today because Defenders of Wildlife needs your help
on a critical wildlife issue. In the upcoming Congress, our
vanishing wildlife will be under attack as never before.
Congressional leaders have already announced plans to roll back
the Endangered Species Act (ESA) which protects our wolves,
bald eagles, sea otters, manatees, and so many more. Take
action now at:

http://www.saveesa.org

We need to protect vanishing wildlife not only because all
life deserves our respect and appreciation, but also because
they serve as indicators of the health of the web of life upon
which we all depend. If we don't take action now, many species
will face extinction.

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

We need to send a strong message to Congress and the White
House that any weakening of the ESA will not be tolerated.
Please go to http://www.saveesa.org and help us gather 100,000
signatures for our Endangered Species Conservation Pledge to
save our wildlife. So far, we've collected over 18,000
signatures,so we need your help to reach our goal. Thanks for
doing your part to protect our nation's most precious and
endangered plants and animals.

Sincerely,

Rodger Schlickeisen
President
Defenders of Wildlife

P.S. Please forward this e-mail to your friends and colleagues
to get them involved in this critical effort to save our
vanishing wildlife from extinction!

Kevster
Dec 29th, 2005, 02:51 PM
Environmentalists?

'New threat as wolves make comeback

· Protections eased after big increase in numbers
· Environment groups fear backlash by ranchers

Julian Borger in Washington
Thursday December 29, 2005
The Guardian

America's wolves have climbed back from the edge of extinction in the past 10 years to the point where the federal government is about to relinquish responsibility for their protection. But environmentalists say the wolf is not quite out of the woods and warn that the human backlash against the predator has only just begun.'

http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1674626,00.html

Kevster
May 13th, 2006, 06:22 PM
'Jogger killed and dismembered by alligator
By Andrew Gumbel in Los Angeles
Published: 13 May 2006

Even in Florida, nobody who heads out for an evening jog in a suburban neighbourhood expects to be attacked and killed by an alligator. But that is what happened to Yovy Suarez Jimenez, a 28-year-old biology student, who took one fatal step too close to a canal. [...]

As soon as the incident started to receive publicity, wildlife officials launched what amounted to an alligator cull in the entire canal area. They set bait traps - using pig's lungs and other unorthodox materials attached to a tough nylon cord - and vowed to track down the killer beast. The first alligator was captured on Thursday night, but it turned out to be shorter than the killer - just six or seven feet long. After it was killed, its stomach was found to contain only tennis balls and an American football, not human remains. A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation spokesman told local television that his team would "take out everything we find". The hunt continues.'

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/article364604.ece