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September 2007

Habitat Protection Sought for World’s Largest Turtle

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SAN FRANCISCO Today, a coalition of environmental organizations formally petitioned the federal government to designate critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act for the Pacific leatherback sea turtle, a species whose frequent and deadly encounters with longline and gillnet fishing gear meant to catch swordfish have put it on a steep slide towards extinction.

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LEADING SCIENTISTS CRITICIZE MARIN SUPERVISORS OVER LACK OF PROTECTIONS FOR ENDANGERED SALMON

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Hundreds of Scientists and Thousands of Residents Call on Supervisors to Enact Stronger Creek Protections. San Rafael–Marin County Supervisors are being told by California’s leading scientists with affiliations from almost every leading university in the State and the California Academy of Sciences, that current and proposed policies regarding Marin’s coho salmon do not adequately protect this critically endangered species and are likely to lead to their extirpation.

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