|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 4 Jun 2012 15:58:23 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] BIOTA: "Relocation of desert tortoises OK to resume" at Ft. Irwin, CA|
FORT IRWIN: Relocation of desert tortoises OK to resume BY DAVID DANELSKI Riverside Press-Enterprise (CA) April 30, 2012Federal wildlife officials have given the U.S. Army the go-ahead to move dozens of desert tortoises out of an area where the military had planned to conduct maneuvers.
An effort to relocate the animals in 2008 was stopped because of a higher-than-expected death rate among the tortoises that had been moved.
An 83-page analysis by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists found that moving an estimated 59 tortoises would not jeopardize the survival of the species, which is threatened with extinction. The finding, called a biological opinion, allows the animals to be moved from a 22,000-acre area where the Army had planned tank maneuvers and live-fire training.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.pe.com/local-news/topics/topics-environment-headlines/ 20120501-fort-irwin-relocation-of-desert-tortoises-ok-to-resume.ece
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