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Lying on Florida Panthers for Corporate Profits
Date: 3/22/05 at 2:17PM
Playing: Sure he’s a cat, by The Cats
United States citizens’ tax dollars at work: government department promotes junk science lies under corporate/political pressure.
This time on an endangered relative of the cougar of Western North America.
This time in the Florida of George W. Bush’s little brother.
Associated Press reports:
Fish and Wildlife Service Admits Using Faulty Data on Endangered Florida Panthers
By JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON Mar 22, 2005 — Criticized by a whistle-blower, the Fish and Wildlife Service conceded Monday that it bungled some of the science used in protecting Florida’s endangered panthers.
The agency acknowledged three violations of a 2000 law that is intended to ensure the quality of data the government uses.
Those involved issuing documents based on faulty assumptions about the habitat of one of the world’s rarest animals, agency officials said.
Steve Williams, the agency’s outgoing director, reached the conclusions as one of his last actions, based on a review by three senior Interior Department officials.
Dan Ashe, the service’s top science adviser and a member of the review panel, said the agency relied too much on data collected only in late morning hours to establish the panthers’ home range.
Panthers are most active at dawn and dusk. The agency said it now would protect more variety of habitat, but not more acreage. …
[Andrew] Eller described his office in Vero Beach as understaffed and his firing as politically motivated because he wanted to protect panthers from roads, houses and other developers’ projects.
See also here.
Bush administration stifles unwelcome truth on mercury: here.
Florida panther rescued after vehicle collision: here.
Record number of endangered Florida panthers killed by vehicles in 2009: here.
Florida panthers and Texas cougars: here.
Also, as of Nov 17th , 13 Florida panthers have been killed on the road this year (18 overall): here.
Man who shot Florida panther gets 2 years probation – Why so lenient? Here.
This is encouraging: many more Florida panther kittens in 2010: here.
9th Florida panther death in 2013 caused by vehicle strike: here.
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