From: owner-swcbdmembers@envirolink.org on behalf of Kieran Suckling [ksuckling@biologicaldiversity.org]
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Subject: BIODIVERSITY ACTIVIST #271
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             CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY

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§ LIVE IN ARIZONA? SEND A FREE FAX TO SAVE PIMA
   COUNTY’S SONORAN DESERT CONSERVATION PLAN

§ RALLY AGAINST BUSH’S ENVIRONMENTAL ATTACK-
   TUCSON, FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 11:30 AM

§ WOLF SLIDESHOW AT PHOENIX ZOO  4-5-01 7pm

§ CATTLE ALLOTMENT IN WOLF RECOVERY AREA CLOSED-
   THANK THE FOREST SERVICE FOR A GOOD DECISION
 
LIVE IN ARIZONA? SEND FREE FAX TO SAVE PIMA COUNTY’S
SONORAN DESERT CONSERVATION PLAN
Arizona Governor Jane Hull and Herb Guenther have introduced an
amendment to HB2362 giving the Governor veto power over all city
and county conservation plans. The amendment is clearly designed
to torpedo Pima County's "Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan."
Developers have tried to derail the plan here in Tucson without effect,
so they are taking their money and energy to the state legislature
which is always developer-friendly.

Hull, whose southern Arizona campaign chairman was Don Diamond,
Pima County’s largest and most notorious developer, asked
Representative Guenther to introduce the bill.

If you are from Arizona, click the link below to send a free fax to Hull,
your state senator, and your state representative. Tell them to veto
HB2362.

<http://actionnetwork.org/campaign/StopHB2362>
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RALLY AGAINST BUSH’S ENVIRONMENTAL ATTACK
TUCSON, FRIDAY, APRIL 6TH, 11:30 AM
The Center for Biological Diversity and the Oregon Natural
Resources Council are sponsoring an EARTHWAKE in downtown
Tucson to protest George W. Bush's environmental rollbacks.  Bush
is outdoing his father and Ronald Reagan to become the most anti-
environmental president in history.

PLEASE JOIN US, Friday, April 6

   11:30 am   meet at the corner of 4th Ave. and Congress/Toole
                     (train station parking lot)
   12:00 pm   march to the federal building,  300 W. Congress
   12:30 pm   rally/press conference for environmental protection

Place a message to the White House in a casket which will tour
several other cities and be delivered to the White House in
Washington, DC on Earth Day.

Please wear black - humorous/creative theatricality is encouraged.

Speakers
Rose Augustine  Tucsonans for a Clean Environment
Kieran Suckling         Center for Biological Diversity
Raul Grijalva           Pima County Board of Supervisors
Tim Lengerich           Coronado Cougar
Susan Ash               Oregon Natural Resource Council
Jimbo Watson            AFL-CIO
Daniel Patterson        Center for Biological Diversity
Carolyn Campbell        Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection
Al Decker               Earth First! Journal*
Randy Serraglio Southwest Alliance to Resist Militarization
Scotty Johnson  Defenders of Wildlife

Contact Sonya Diehn for more information 623.5252 x300

www.earthwake2001.com
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WOLF SLIDESHOW AT PHOENIX ZOO  4-5-01 7pm
Michael Robinson, the Center for Biological Diversity’s predator
recovery specialist, is presenting a slide show on the Mexican
gray wolf at the Phoenix Zoo auditorium, Thursday, April 5th,
7:00 pm. The zoo is located at 455 N. Galvin Parkway in Papago
Park.

The Mexican gray wolf is one of North America's most imperiled
mammals, the victim of a concerted government campaign of
extermination that came within five animals of wiping out the
species entirely. After two decades of an emergency captive
breeding program, Mexican wolves were reintroduced to southern
Arizona and New Mexico.  But the forces behind the original
extermination campaign are gearing up to sabotage the recovery
and put the final nail in the wolf's coffin. Come find out what you
can do help wolves stay forever wild in the Southwest. 

For more information contact Laurie Nessel (480) 968-5614
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CATTLE ALLOTMENT IN WOLF RECOVERY AREA CLOSED-
THANK THE FOREST SERVICE FOR A GOOD DECISION
Good news for wolves, spotted owls, loach minnows, flycatchers,
grass, and taxpayers: the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest has
agreed to prohibit cattle on the Lower Campbell Blue Grazing
Allotment for ten years.

The allotment is at the headwaters of the Blue River and the
northern boundary of the Mexican gray wolf recovery zone. A
plan to rest the allotment until 2003 was enacted in 1998 due
to lawsuits, critical habitat designations, and endangered species
listings by the Center for Biological. This January, however, the
lessee saw the writing on he wall and gave up his grazing permit.
In response to a barrage of public comments, the Forest has
elected to keep the permit out of circulation until at least 2001.

Please call Buck McKinney or Carolyn Painter at the Alpine
Ranger District (520) 339 4384 and thank them for making the
right decision.


 
 


Kierán Suckling                           ksuckling@biologicaldiversity.org
Executive Director                        520.623.5252 phone
Center for Biological Diversity        520.623.9797 fax
<www.biologicaldiversity.org>        POB 710, Tucson, AZ 85702-0710