GE Crops Threaten Wildlife on Southeast Refuges

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Monarch butterfly
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Last month the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a plan to approve the use of genetically engineered crops on national wildlife refuges across the southeastern United States. If approved the agency's plan would green-light the growing of crops designed to withstand heavy doses of herbicides like glyphosate. And this could devastate wildlife across the region — from Louisiana to North Carolina, down to Florida and the Caribbean.

Tell the Service that these wildlife refuges are national treasures that must be protected.

The Southeast is an area of unparalleled biodiversity, with almost 4 million acres of refuge lands and waters that are home to dozens of endangered species imperiled by pesticide use — including butterflies, birds, bats, mussels and fish.    

Act now to protect these critical ecosystems. Tell the Service that pesticide-intensive GE crops have no place in our national wildlife refuges.

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Photo of monarch butterfly by Lori Ann Burd/Center for Biological Diversity.

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