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florida gators... never threatened!

If you ain't a Gator, you should be! Alligators (and endangered crocs) are important indicator species atop their food chains, with sensitivity to pollution and pesticides akin to humans. See ESA blawg. Gator blood could be our pharmaceutical future, too. See ESA musing.

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"This institution will be based on the illimitable freedom of the human mind. For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it." -- Thomas Jefferson to William Roscoe, December 27, 1820.

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KEVIN S. PETTITT helped found this blawg. A D.C.-based IT consultant specializing in Lotus Notes & Domino, he also maintains Lotus Guru blog.

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New FWS rule provides ESA protection for 6 foreign bird species

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73 Fed. Reg. 3146-3179 (Jan. 18, 2008).  Final Rule To List Six Foreign Birds as Endangered.
SUMMARY: "We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), determine endangered status for six foreign avian species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act) —black stilt (Himantopus novaezelandiae) native to New Zealand, caerulean paradiseflycatcher (Eutrichomyias rowleyi) native to Indonesia, giant ibis (Pseudibis gigantea) native to Cambodia, Lao and Vietnam, Gurney’s pitta (Pitta gurneyi) native to Myanmar and Thailand, long-legged thicketbird (Trichocichla rufa) native to Fiji Islands, and Socorro mockingbird (Mimus graysoni) from Mexico.  This rule implements the protection of the Act for these six species."

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Black stilt, or kaki, from wikipedia