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Snow Goose Release
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- Subject: Snow Goose Release
- From: Van Atkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sat, 04 Dec 1999 09:44:29 -0500
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I thought this might be of intrest to some of our birders.
>Date: Fri, 3 Dec 1999 10:11:05 -0500
>Reply-To: "BIANCHI, John" <JBIANCHI@AUDUBON.ORG>
>Sender: NAS Chapter Communications officers
>From: "BIANCHI, John" <JBIANCHI@AUDUBON.ORG>
>Subject: Snow Goose Release
>NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY PRAISES PASSAGE OF SNOW GOOSE BILL
>Audubon Applauds President Clinton for Signing Bill Protecting Arctic
>New York, NY December 3 1999 - National Audubon Society today praised
>President Clinton's approval of legislation designed to halt widening
>destruction of fragile arctic habitat. The legislation calls for interim
>population control measures of the mid-continent population of Lesser Snow
>Geese and Ross's Geese.
>"By signing this bill, President Clinton has made it possible to save
>priceless arctic habitat before it disappears entirely," said Audubon
>Society President John Flicker.
>Increasing agricultural development along the Mississippi and central
>flyways have provided Snow Geese with an unusually large amount of forage
>during their seasonal migrations. This caused a plunge in normal mortality
>rates for mid-continent snow geese. The population is estimated to have
>tripled in the last 30 years. The Canadian Arctic, the birds' breeding
>ground, cannot support this level of growth.
>"Snow geese have literally eaten themselves out of house and home," Flicker
>continued. "The area around Hudson Bay, stripped of vegetation, no longer
>provides habitat for scores of declining bird and animal species. The
>population control programs the President has re-authorized will save a
>region that could have been lost forever."
>The legislation allows the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to call upon 24
>Midwestern and Southern states to institute snow goose population control
>measures, including an increased hunting season, in the winter and spring of
>2000. The measures were implemented in February of 1999, but were withdrawn
>in May after a legal challenge.
>Founded in 1905 and with over 550,000 members in 518 chapters throughout the
>Americas, the National Audubon Society conserves and restores natural
>ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife and their habitats for the
>benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.
>John Bianchi firstname.lastname@example.org 212/979-3026
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