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Media Advisory, May 15, 2012

Contact:  Bill Snape, (202) 536-9351

Center for Biological Diversity to Release Major Report on Endangered Species Act

WHAT: The Center for Biological Diversity will release the findings of an important study analyzing the effectiveness of the Endangered Species Act. The study is a sweeping scientific review of more than 100 animals and plants from all 50 states to determine how many are on the path to full recovery.

WHEN: 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17

WHERE: The National Press Club, Zenger Room

WHO: Kierán Suckling, executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity, along with representatives from the Society for Conservation Biology and the Endangered Species Coalition

BACKGROUND: The Endangered Species Act has recently come under fire from some Republicans in Congress who claim it’s a failure. The Center’s new analysis provides a detailed scientific review of more than 100 species and charts their path toward recovery. The report adds data-driven, previously unavailable evidence that the Endangered Species Act is a remarkable success. The report’s release precedes Endangered Species Day, Friday, May 18.

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