Pacific Fisher Denied Endangered Species Protections

Posted: Apr 15 2016, 9:42am CDT | by , in Latest Science News


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Pacific Fisher Denied Endangered Species Protections
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  • Pacific Fisher struck off the Endangered Species List

The Pacific Fisher populations in Washington, Oregon and California have been denied the status of an endangered species. This includes their numbers in the Sierra Nevada region as well.

This large weasel species was once enlisted among the endangered animals due to the inroads made by the logging industry, wildfires that blazed in its territory and the harmful insecticides used by weed growers.

However, today it is being said that it is hardly threatened by any man-made agents of destruction. The habitat of this carnivore was supposedly safe and secure.

Pacific Fishers would be reintroduced throughout the region where they were once a rarity. Various environmentalists have warned that this rash step taken by the authorities will have dire consequences.

It is said to be a decision based on politics alone. Science does not support it at all. Industrial magnates and bigwigs are behind this act of sacrilege against Mother Nature.

While the Fisher population may not be as weak in numbers as it was once thought to be, it still deserves to be placed on the endangered species list, according to LATimes.

These animals were hunted down in the 1800s and 1900s. the environmentalists are up in arms and want to go to court to settle this issue once and for all.

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