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NFC: Fw: DEN Alert: Help Save the Florida Everglades
Urge Congress to Restore the Everglades
Time is running out for Congress to approve historic legislation
that would fund restoration of the Everglades - a unique wilderness
in south Florida that is in danger of being lost forever. Years of
draining its wetlands and the impacts by development have taken a
toll on the now-endangered ecosystem. The Everglades is home to more
than 300 bird species, 11,000 species of plants, and numerous species
of fish and marine mammals like the endangered Florida manatee. It
also provides some of the last remaining habitat for 68 federally
listed threatened or endangered species, including the American
crocodile and the Florida panther. Fortunately, the Senate recently
approved restoration funding, but the House has not moved to do the
same. We need your help to urge the House leadership and your
Representative to approve much-needed funding for saving one of
nature's and our nation's crown jewels.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Send a fax today to your Congressional representative urging him or
her to move quickly on approving funding for restoring the Everglades.
If action is not taken before Congress leaves for the year, the
opportunity may be lost to restore Florida's River of Grass. Help
make the unimaginable possible.
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recognized as one of the nation's most progressive advocates for
wildlife and its habitat and known for its effective leadership on
saving endangered species such as brown bears and gray wolves, Defenders
advocates new approaches to wildlife conservation that protect species
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