Your voice is urgently needed to save the marbled murrelet and its ancient forest home.
The Obama administration has quietly entered into a legal agreement with the timber industry to open the murrelets' habitat to clearcut logging, allowing the species to spiral toward extinction.
The marbled murrelet is a small, black-and-white seabird that nests in moss on the branches of old-growth trees along the Pacific Northwest coast. In 1996 nearly 4 million acres of forest were protected as nesting habitat for the murrelet.
But this fall the Fish and Wildlife Service issued a "consent decree" with the timber industry that will strip away murrelets' "critical habitat" and allow the destruction of the only place these shy seabirds can nest.
November 11, 2012 Action Alert ID# 21
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