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Biologists aren't keeping track of endangered species, GAO says

The coastal California gnatcatcher has been listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act since 1993.  You would think that when construction of the Sky Ranch development east of San Diego was predicted to harm seven gnatcatcher breeding pairs three years ago, the government would keep close tabs on those numbers, termed “incidental take.”

Not so, says a new report issued by the U.S...

May 27, 2009 — Brendan Borrell

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