Taxonomic Concepts in the news

Mark Egger m.egger at COMCAST.NET
Wed Feb 16 17:12:18 CST 2005


>Match that with this one, and the picture is really bleak (at least from
>this side of the water):
>
>http://espn.go.com/outdoors/conservation/news/2005/0214/1991481.html
>
>Meredith Lane
>Copenhagen
>
>David Remsen wrote:
>
>>Did anyone see this CNN post a couple of weeks ago?
>>
>>The Preble's meadow jumping mouse, once seen as a costly impediment to
>>development, is now viewed by the government as a critter that never
>>really existed -- and is no longer in need of Federal Protection under
>>the Endangered Species Act.
>>
>>http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/01/28/jumping.mouse.ap/index.html
>>
>>It appears however that of the 14 reviewers in the decision, 6 still
>>believe the concept exists while 8 determined it does not.
>>
>>The mouse however, had no comment.
>>
>>_______________________________________________
>>David Remsen
>>uBio Project Developer
>>Marine Biological Laboratory
>>Woods Hole, MA 02543
>>508-289-7632




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