For endangered species, politics replaces science

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In December 2017, E&E News released a leaked U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service memo that revised how the agency assembles scientific data about rare species. Previously, species status assessment teams, composed of scientists who were experts in related fields, gathered the best available data about an organism. The Fish and Wildlife Service would use that information to make decisions about whether to list the species. Per the memo, teams must now include state-appointed members. The new policy went into effect on Nov. 1.

Congress and the White House — has found new strategies to replace science with politics, weakening the laws protecting the country’s biodiversity. According to the leaked memo, assessment teams must now include at least two representatives from each state in which the species is found, including one appointed by the state governor.

Decisions made to list or delist endangered species must be made under the best available science, not by politicians.  To think about all the wolf-antagonistic states that have openly stated they would rather delist wolves could mean life or death for wolves as well as many other endangered species. #ExtinctionIsForever #FollowtheScince #ScienceOverPolitics

Under Fish and Wildlife’s new policy, eighteen appointed state representatives may now participate in federal species assessment teams for wolves
#ExtinctionIsForever #FollowtheScince #ScienceOverPolitics
PLEASE BE SURE TO TAKE ACTION BY CONTACTING ELECTED OFFICIALS TO OPPOSE DELISTING WOLVES AND TO NOT REPEAL THE ESA (Endangered Species Act) KEEP IT INTACT.

Full article here http://www.hcn.org/articles/endangered-species-politics-replace-science-at-the-us-fish-and-wildlife-service

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Blood Eagle

2 weeks ago

States can’t be trusted to manage ANY wildlife. Only ACTUAL scientists should be allowed any say on this issue. And NO ONE from the destructive hunting and ranching caliphates should EVER be allowed to have a say.

Patricia Greig

2 weeks ago

Not one state, where wolves reside in this county, will protect them! Even though they are on public land! Rancher’s and hunter’s seem to rule supreme! The hate is proven time and again! These animals live exactly where they are suppose too. Cattle do not! Stop the Red Riding Hood lies! Wolves deserve better!
Please do not turn them over to the very states, that will eventually make them extinct!

Twowolves

2 weeks ago

We Work our Butts off to change that, As soon as all our Followers join us by becoming paid members, The Research we have done along with our Top Gun Attorneys will in fact begin to make the needed difference. Sadly Powerful attorneys do not work for free.

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