For endangered species politics replaces science

In December 2017, E&E News released a leaked U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service memo that revised how the agency assembles scientific data about rare species. Previously, species status assessment teams, composed of scientists who were experts in related fields, gathered the best available data about an organism. The Fish and Wildlife Service would use that information to make decisions about whether to list the species. Per the memo, teams must now include state-appointed members. The new policy went into effect on Nov. 1.

Congress and the White House — has found new strategies to replace science with politics, weakening the laws protecting the country’s biodiversity. According to the leaked memo, assessment teams must now include at least two representatives from each state in which the species is found, including one appointed by the state governor.

Decisions made to list or delist endangered species must be made under the best available science, not by politicians.  To think about all the wolf-antagonistic states that have openly stated they would rather delist wolves could mean life or death for wolves as well as many other endangered species. #ExtinctionIsForever #FollowtheScince #ScienceOverPolitics

Under Fish and Wildlife’s new policy, eighteen appointed state representatives may now participate in federal species assessment teams for wolves
#ExtinctionIsForever #FollowtheScince #ScienceOverPolitics
PLEASE BE SURE TO TAKE ACTION BY CONTACTING ELECTED OFFICIALS TO OPPOSE DELISTING WOLVES AND TO NOT REPEAL THE ESA (Endangered Species Act) KEEP IT INTACT.

Full article here http://www.hcn.org/articles/endangered-species-politics-replace-science-at-the-us-fish-and-wildlife-service

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