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rulings uphold protection for marbled murrelet
PASS, Ore. (AP) - Timber industry efforts to get a small sea
bird off the threatened species list were denied in two court
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., and the 9th Circuit Court
of Appeals turned down actions Thursday stemming from the
battle over whether the marbled murrelet deserves Endangered
Species Act protection.
Like the spotted owl, the marbled murrelet depends on old
growth forests, and habitat protection has reduced logging in
West Coast national forests.
The American Forest Resource Council and Coos County had tried
to delist the birds after a finding that West Coast birds were
not distinct from birds in Canada and Alaska.
The service left the birds on the list while it looks at the
Thursday May 07, 2009 09:15 AM Pacific
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