\ SOUTHWEST BIODIVERSITY ALERT #160 /
\ 11-17-98 /
\ SOUTHWEST CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY /
\ http://www.sw-center.org /
1. REWARD FOR WOLF KILLER NOW $35,000- TWO MORE FEMALES
RELEASED INTO WILD
2. LETTERS NEEDED TO KEEP MOTORS OUT OF ARIZONA WILDERNESS!
3. BIODIVERSITY LAW LECTURE AT BOALT
4. NATURAL HISTORY HIKE THROUGH EAST BAY REGIONAL PARKS
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REWARD FOR WOLF KILLER NOW $35,000- TWO MORE FEMALES
RELEASED INTO WILD
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is beginning to get
"credible leads" in its investigation into the killing of
three endangered Mexican gray wolves since a reward of
$35,000 has been offered. The agency has offered $10,000,
Defenders of Wildlife offered $10,000, a coalition of NM
activist groups offered $5,000, the staff of the Southwest
Center put up $5,000, and the author of "Dances With Wolves"
has put up another $5,000.
On November 16th, the Fish & Wildlife Service released two
more females, hoping they will join up with the three
remaining males. Bruce Babbitt, the Southwest Center and
Defenders of Wildlife were on hand.
LETTERS NEEDED TO KEEP MOTORS OUT OF ARIZONA WILDERNESS!
The Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and Wilderness in
southeastern Arizona is some of the wildest country in the
lower 48. More than 800,000 acres of designated wilderness
protect the heart of one of the largest remaining intact desert
ecosystems in North America, and provide habitat for the
critically endangered Sonoran pronghorn antelope.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently completed a draft
plan to guide the Refuge's management for the next 20 years.
That plan would, among other things, ratify ongoing motorized
use by Refuge staff and others of trails inside the Refuge.
These trails are IN wilderness, not non-wilderness corridors.
There is virtually no other wilderness area in the United
States where land managers routinely permit violations of
the wilderness character of the area, or where land managers
themselves routinely use motor vehicles in wilderness.
Call, write, fax, or email the Refuge, tell them to protect
the Cabeza Prieta Wilderness by adopting a plan that:
- closes ALL administrative trails in wilderness to motorized
- prohibits ALL motorized use within wilderness.
Don Tiller, Manager, Cabeza Prieta NWR
1611 N. Second Ave.; Ajo, AZ 85321
Tel: 520-387-6483; Fax: 520-387-5359; email: R2RW_CP@fws.gov.
Jamie Clark, Director, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
1849 C Street NW, Room 3256, Washington, DC 20240
Tel: 202-208-4717; Fax: 202-208-6965; email: email@example.com
BIODIVERSITY LAW LECTURE AT BOALT
On Wednesday, November 18, Peter Galvin, Conservation
Biologist with the Southwest Center will be the featured
lecturer at the Boalt Environmental Law Speaker Series. His
lecture, entitled "The Battle for North America's Wildlife:
Environmental Law and Biological Diversity" will address how
students, activists, and lawyers can best advocate for our
The lecture will be in Boalt Hall, Room 100 at 4:00 pm on
the University of California Campus at Berkeley: Bancroft
Ave. between Piedmont and College. Call (510) 841-0812 for
more information. Reception to follow at 5:00p.m.
JOIN US ON A NATURAL HISTORY THROUGH EAST BAY REGIONAL PARKS
Learn about the impact of grazing on public lands during a
natural history hike with the Southwest Center through East
Bay Regional Parks. The Southwest Center and the Alameda Creek
Alliance have filed suit under the California Environmental
Quality Act to protect this urban jewel from continued
To join, meet us at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 21st
in the North Berkeley BART station parking lot, (Sacramento Ave.
side). To car pool, call (510) 841-0812 for directions.
Kierán Suckling firstname.lastname@example.org
Executive Director 520.623.5252 phone
Southwest Center for Biological Diversity 520.623.9797 fax
http://www.sw-center.org pob 710, tucson, az 85702-710