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MessageSujet: endangered spieces   Mer 24 Avr - 13:49

april 24 2013

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New Mexico Residents: Demand Congress Protect Endangered Species
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To: Senator Tom Udall, Senator Martin Heinrich, Representative Ben Lujan, Representive Michelle Lujan Grisham
The Endangered Species Act is "to provide a means whereby the ecosystems upon which endangered species and threatened species depend may be conserved, (and) to provide a program for the conservation of such endangered species." --ESA, Section 2, In the U.S. Congress's own words.

Dear New Mexico Members of Congress, We, the following constituents of New Mexico, respectfully request you do the following:

1. Ensure there is sufficient funding to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for Endangered Species Act (ESA) programs that list and restore species to healthy populations. Examples in New Mexico are the Mexican Gray Wolf, the Sage Dunes Brush Lizard, and the Lesser Prairie Chicken.

2. Do not allow future attacks on the ESA, which would weaken the Act, to continue.

3. Accelerate recovery of those species currently listed as endangered, including, in New Mexico, the Mexican Gray Wolf.

Today we are at a conservation crossroad: Extinction or Recovery. 40 years ago, thousands of species in the United States faced imminent extinction. A public outcry arose, and in 1973, a bi-partisan Congress passed the Endangered Species Act. Since then the extinction of thousands of species has been prevented, including iconic creatures like the American bald eagle, the California Condor, the Florida Manatee, and the Gray Wolf. However on the 40th anniversary of the ESA, more than half of the species listed as endangered are in decline. Hundreds of other species await potential listing. Our country needs to take bold action to ensure abundant natural resources for future generations. As citizens we cannot sit back and watch the extinction of our much needed endangered species. Healthy biologically diverse ecosystems provide Americans with essential life-sustaining "eco-system" services virtually free of charge. Economists have estimated the value of our ecosystems to be about $1.6 trillion annually, which is equivalent to more than 10% of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product. Our National Refuge System alone produces at least $32.3 billion annually in benefits from ecosystem services. With our weak economy today, the protection of the ESA is imperative. The ESA provides:

· Flood protection. For example, the marshlands near the Charles River in Boston give flood control worth $72,000 per acre.

· Clean drinking water, which saves $6 billion to $8 billion per year and annual operating cost of $300 million.

· Forest products worth an estimated $3 billion to $8 billion per year.

· Crop Pollination, which is worth $6 billion a year.

· Agriculture wherein threatened species save the agricultural industry at least $3.7 billion per year.

· Recreation, Wildlife Tourism and Employment. The total spent in 2012 for outdoor recreation was $646 billion, generating $1.6 trillion in total economic activity and 12 million U.S. jobs.

· Medical Benefits. Certain floras have helped millions of Americans with cancer and heart disease. The ESA ensures these one of a kind remedies will not disappear.

· Grey Wolves in Yellowstone National Park bring an estimated $35 million in annual tourist revenue to the region, partly by establishing a thriving, formerly non-existent, winter tourism, which filters through the local economy.

· Endangered Whales entertain more than 6 million watchers in the U.S. and Canada, generating $1 billion.

· Pacific Salmon value is estimated to be $475 million and created 1,750 jobs and $154 million in economic growth.

· Florida Manatees draw 400,000 visitors each year who spend $20 million.

· Ocelots provide $9.3 million to the local economy of state parks in Texas.

We stand at a crossroads. It is time to take action.



The following is a link to the Defenders of Wildlife Program:

Conservation Crossroads: Extinction or Recovery

"The beauty and genius of a work of art may be reconceived though its first material expression be destroyed; a vanished harmony may yet again inspire the composer; but when the last individual of a race of living things breathes no more, another heaven and another earth must pass ere such a one can be again." -William Beebe
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MessageSujet: Re: endangered spieces   Mar 7 Mai - 14:02

MAY 6 TH 2013

Tell Congress to Preserve Critical Endangered Species Funding

Unless Congress passes urgently needed appropriations, efforts to rescue thousands of endangered and threatened plant and animal species could be in jeopardy.

Please sign this letter and urge your member of Congress to support funding for programs critical to helping imperiled species.


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Preserve critical endangered species funding

For 40 years, the Endangered Species Act has been a truly remarkable success story for saving species from extinction and recovering some of our most iconic and beloved wildlife. Today, we stand at a crossroads and face new challenges, including habitat loss and climate change. It is imperative that we reaffirm the long-standing conservation values of this country and reinforce our commitment to the recovery of this nation's endangered and threatened wildlife.

We, the undersigned constituents of your state/district, urge you to:

* Support necessary funding for federal agencies that promote endangered species recovery; and
* Oppose any efforts to legislatively weaken the Endangered Species Act, a landmark and highly effective wildlife law.

The recovery of endangered wildlife has occurred because of past bipartisan support for preventing the extinction of this nation's biological heritage, and Congress providing critical funding to natural resource management agencies like the Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, and U.S. Forest Service. But we can and must do more to speed the recovery of hundreds of listed species before they slip closer to extinction and recovery efforts become more difficult and costly.

We urge you to support the President's funding request to Congress for key wildlife recovery programs in our federal natural resource agencies. Specifically, please support:

* A $9.5 million increase for the Fish and Wildlife Service's endangered species Program to evaluate additional species for ESA listing, review proposed projects that may adversely affect listed species, and promote the recovery of over 1,400 listed U.S. species.

* A $9.4 million increase for the Fish and Wildlife Service's Cooperative Recovery program, an innovative new initiative to implement recovery actions for listed species on national wildlife refuges and surrounding lands. This initiative supports more efficient efforts across landscapes to recover threatened and endangered species.

* At least $140 million for the Forest Service's Wildlife and Fisheries Habitat Management Program, the FY 2012 level of funding. This is the program that supports work on Forest Service lands to recover listed species.

* At least $21.9 million for the Bureau of Land Management's Threatened and Endangered Species Management Program, which supports work to recover listed species on Department of the Interior public lands.

Finally, we ask that you vote against any attempts to legislatively weaken the ESA, whether via proposed funding cuts or single-species delisting efforts. The late Senator James Buckley from New York once said that conservation should be a conservative issue. Senator Buckley was right but more broadly, conservation should be an American issue. Since President Nixon signed it into law in 1973, the ESA has prevented the extinction of 99% of all listed species, and is responsible for the recovery of our most iconic species, like the bald eagle, Florida manatee, California condor, American alligator, and so many more.

Thank you in advance for your leadership on this issue and commitment to our nation's most imperiled species.
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MessageSujet: Re: endangered spieces   Mar 7 Mai - 14:03

6 MAI 2013

Tell Congress to Protect Endangered Wildlife!
Unless Congress passes urgently needed funding for wildlife conservation, efforts to rescue thousands of imperiled plant and animal species could be in jeopardy!

Aurélie, your member of Congress is crucial in building support for this funding.

On Wednesday, May 15, Defenders is hosting a citizens' grassroots lobby day in Washington, DC. Constituents from across the country will be joining us on Capitol Hill to meet with legislators and hand-deliver this letter, urging them to support funding for a number of programs critical to helping imperiled species.

Your signature, and that of thousands of other wildlife supporters, can make all the difference. Please add your name to our urgent letter today.

Among the critical wildlife appropriations we’re fighting for:

A $9.5 million increase for the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) Endangered Species Program to evaluate additional species for Endangered Species Act (ESA) listing, to assess proposed projects that may adversely affect endangered species and to accelerate recovery efforts of imperiled wildlife;
An increase of $9.4 million for the Service's "Cooperative Recovery" program, an innovative new initiative to help conserve endangered species on national wildlife refuges and surrounding lands;
At least $140 million for the U.S. Forest Service's Wildlife and Fisheries Habitat Management program, which goes to protect 420 endangered and threatened species and more than 3,000 at-risk species that inhabit our national forests;
Support for the President's request of $21.9 million for the Threatened and Endangered Species Management program of the Bureau of Land Management on some of the 253 million acres of federal public lands under the Department of the Interior; and
Support for the President's requested $15 million increase for the Wildlife Management program of the Bureau of Land Management specifically for sage-grouse conservation in 10 western states to reverse this iconic bird's precipitous decline. Almost half of all sagebrush habitat has been destroyed and remaining habitat is fragmented and degraded.
Even at these budget levels, the federal government will still struggle to meet the needs of America's endangered wildlife. Anything less would only accelerate our conservation crisis. Please take a moment and sign onto this letter!

Thanks for you help with this urgent matter.
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