Marbled Murrelets (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in their preferred nesting habitat in the Pacific Northwest — cool, moist, old-growth forest. Painting by Barry Kent MacKay.
CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY
The Obama administration has quietly entered into a sell-out legal agreement with the timber industry that will destroy marbled murrelets’ forest habitat and push these birds toward the brink of extinction.
The marbled murrelet is a small seabird that nests in moss on the branches of ancient trees along the Pacific Northwest coast. In 1996 nearly 4 million acres of forest were protected as nesting habitat for murrelets. Those protections are now in serious danger: The Fish and Wildlife Service just granted a “consent decree” with the timber industry that will strip away murrelets’ “critical habitat” and allow clearcut logging of the old-growth forests the birds need to survive.
Please take action today to urge President Barack Obama to withdraw this bogus agreement and restore “critical habitat” protection for marbled murrelets.
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