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Politics aside, Endangered Species Act has enviable record of success

By Noah Greenwald

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 11, 2012

~~<p>You don't have to look far to find an animal or plant in the United States that's been spared from extinction by the Endangered Species Act and is now on the path to recovery.</p>
<p>In Hawaii, we witness the act's success with the hard-earned return of several endemic but long-struggling bird populations, including the Hawaiian coot, the Hawaiian duck and the state bird &mdash; the Hawaiian nene goose &mdash; all of which were victims of overhunting and habitat destruction brought on by unbridled development.</p>
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You don't have to look far to find an animal or plant in the United States that's been spared from extinction by the Endangered Species Act and is now on the path to recovery.

In Hawaii, we witness the act's success with the hard-earned return of several endemic but long-struggling bird populations, including the Hawaiian coot, the Hawaiian duck and the state bird — the Hawaiian nene goose — all of which were victims of overhunting and habitat destruction brought on by unbridled development. Login for more...



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