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Midday: Endangered species and globalization
Posted at 8:57 AM on June 29, 2007 by Bill Wareham (1 Comments)
At 11 a.m., a discussion about endangered species featuring guests Mark Martell of Audubon Minnesota and Nancy Gibson, co-founder of the International Wolf Center.
At noon, a National Press Club discussion about globalization featuring Thomas Friedman of the New York Times and business consultant Dov Seidman, the author of How.
Please forward to Mark Martell:
Perhaps no deliberate developmental direction in Minnesota is as devastating to migratory bird species as is the destruction of "interior" nesting environments, and the concomitant creation of new and artificial "edges", by the proliferation of golf courses.
This game uniquely celebrates artificial horizons and the creation and maintenance of costly and unhealthy monocultures, and has become exclusively a luxury of the rich at the massive expense of permanent habitat loss. And, presumably, a national perspective of golf course development must show a similarly frightening, even horrific, cumulative wildlife habitat destruction.
As a dues-paying member of your orgqanization, I must ask what the National Audubon Society has done, and/or is doing, to clarify the public presumption that they, as an organization, are behind the insidious designation of these destructive places and practices as "Audubon Sanctuaries"?
Posted by Ron E. Miles | June 29, 2007 3:15 PM