Animal Legal Defense Fund

Animal Underworld

Congress has identified eight elements that each wildlife action plan is required to have, which will better aid in identifying the plans of action to take and why. These eight elements are: Information on the Distribution and Abundance of Species of Wildlife; Descriptions of Extent and Conditions of Habitats and Community Types; Descriptions of Problems and Priority Research and Survey Efforts; Descriptions of Conservation Actions; Proposed Plans for Monitoring Species Identified and Their Habitats; Description of Procedures to Review the Plan; Plans for Coordinating the Development, Implementation, Review and Revision of the Plan with Federal, State, Local Agencies and Indian Tribes; and Broad Public Participation. Rhode Island had 364 aquatic and terrestrial wildlife species classified as wildlife species of greatest conservation need (GCN). Of these 364 GCN, 23 are mammals, 129 are birds, 21 are reptiles and amphibians, 34 are fish and 157 are invertebrates. Problems or threats to the GCN species populations in Rhode Island are commercial and industrial development, landfill construction or operation, dams, road construction, urban development, water diversion, municipal and industrial point source, commercial harvest, conversion of riparian forests, excessive non-commercial harvest or collection, channel maintenance and confined animal operations. Other problems or threats to GCN species are crop production practices, excessive groundwater withdrawal, fire suppression, management of or for certain species, channel alteration, exotic species, parasites, pathogens, recreation, grazing, predation, forestry activities and resource extraction.

Animal Welfare Act

Fox's pictures and moving pictures below are worth more than a thousand words. The doctor who is leaving the Daytona Beach area, wrote to the Examiner: "I am also concerned that we will lose these elderly people who are affected simply because their doctors do not know how to treat chemical illness. It is deeply disturbing to me when I hold them in my arms as they cry in fear and frustration and no one does anything. " Deborah Dupré, with post-graduate science and education degrees from U. S. and Australian universities, has been a human and environmental rights advocate for over 25 years in the U. S. , Vanuatu and Australia. Support her work by subscribing to her articles and forwarding the link of this article to friends and colleagues or reposting only the title and first paragraph linked to this Examiner page. Dupré welcomes emails: info@DeborahDupre. com Please send Gulf illness news tips to her with your name or anonymously.