- The US Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating the death of six endangered Mexican gray wolves in New Mexico and Arizona. It is presumed that the wolves were killed illegally. Through its Imperiled Predator Fund, Defenders of Wildlife is offering $10,000 of the total $25,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest; law-enforcement will respect confidentiality. If you have info, please call one of the following agencies —€“ US Fish and Wildlife Service special agents in Mesa, AZ, (480) 967-7900, Pinetop, AZ, (928) 367-5689, or Albuquerque, NM, (505) 346-7828, the White Mountain Apache Tribe at (928) 338-1023 or (928) 338-4385, Arizona Game and Fish Department Operation Game Thief (800) 352-0700, or New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Operation Game Thief (800) 432-4263.
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- As early as Oct. 20, the US Senate may vote on the Bush administration’s misleadingly named “Healthy Forests Initiative.” The bill, sponsored by allies of the timber industry, would allow the logging of large trees (including old growth trees) in pristine backcountry, and waive environmental laws, interfere with judicial review and reduce public input for logging projects in our national forests and other public lands. In addition to rolling back environmental protections, the bill also would provide new subsidies to log our public lands. Contact lawmakers from NRDC’s Earth Action Center or call the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121 or 800-839-5276.
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