[Coral-List] 82 Corals Status Review under the US Endangered Species Act (reply to Fenner)
sealab at earthlink.net
Thu Jun 7 18:34:00 EDT 2012
Don’t understand Gene’s objection to a petition
to list 82 corals under the US Endangered Species
Act and his denunciation of Doug's thoughtful reaction.
After all, there are specific criteria that must be met
and an intensive process followed before a warranted
finding can be issued and a final determination made.
If nothing else, the petition would draw public attention
to the plight of our coral reefs; something most would
argue is sorely needed. As to how listing in and of itself
will prevent extinction or further decline, there are no
guarantees, but consider the record as it applies to other
species previously classified and headed for recovery.
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