Saturday, January 2, 2010

Former Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Wolf Delisting Imperils the Endangered Species Act

Jamie Rappaport Clark began the new decade with a powerful opinion piece in the Washington Post. Clark, the director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from 1997 to 2001, is currently executive vice president for Defenders of Wildlife.

To read the Wahington Post's "Interior Department's decision imperils wolves, Endangered Species Act" by Jamie Rappaport Clark, click "here".

1 comment:

Diane Bentivegna said...

Thank you for this informative article. I will be sharing it with my young conservationists and others because it certainly will inspire them to take some action.

I would also like to alert you to an article in the Winter 2010 edition of "National Parks" (the magazine for the National Parks Conservation Association). The article, "OverKill," (written by Scott Kirkwood) documents the fact that the state of Alaska is killing wolves that den inside Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve - and it is supposedly legal! "Congress set aside this area to protect wildlife, specifically wolves. But as soon as they leave some arbitrary government boundary, they're are fair game," said Jim Stratton, senior director of NPCA's Alaska Office.

The WCC's blog posts and such articles as the aforementioned are calls to action - our action! Your "TAKE ACTION" menu on the WCC website is quite comprehensive, and I will be sharing it will many others to educate them about the ways they can address this issue in an effective manner.

THANK YOU and keep up the great work!