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Friday, August 14, 2009

Tank training expansion threatens desert turtles...

Act Now to Save Desert Tortoises

from the Center for Biological Diversity

8/10/2009--Last year, more than 250 desert tortoises died after a disastrous attempt by the Army to relocate 600 of the imperiled tortoises to make way for a tank-warfare training area in the California desert. Now, the Army and the Bureau of Land Management are rushing forward with a plan to move over 1,100 more tortoises -- and have given the public a tiny, 15-day window of opportunity to express itself on this lethal proposal. We need your help now.

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