|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 30 Jun 2016 17:06:24 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] NATURAL RESOURCES: Desert tortoises and the 29 Palms Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center|
In the battle of desert tortoise vs. Marines, the tortoise wins - for now By Tony Perry Washington Post June 27, 2016 TWENTYNINE PALMS, CALIF. - Troops sent to the Marine Corps’s sprawling base in the Mojave Desert near here for advanced combat training are warned sternly about an unbreakable rule: no harming the desert tortoises or leaving behind food crumbs that are likely to attract ravens, the arch-predator of tortoises. To further protect the creatures with the high-domed shells on their backs, certain areas of the base are off-limits. And to prop up the tortoise population on base, the Marines have teamed with UCLA for the past decade to run an on-base hatchery. Yet a battle is brewing between the Marines and the tortoises — or, really, their environmental advocates — that shows how even a fast-moving fighting force must sometimes give way to some of the slowest creatures on Earth. … For the entire article, see https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/in-battle-of-desert-tortoise-vs-marines-the-tortoise-wins--for-now/2016/06/27/28e71c24-2435-11e6-aa84-42391ba52c91_story.html -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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