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The Pentagon Steps Up the Battle to Save Biodiversity

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Science  03 Jan 1997:
Vol. 275, Issue 5296, pp. 20
DOI: 10.1126/science.275.5296.20

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Late last month, Secretary of the Air Force Sheila Widnall announced the completion of a new guidebook to help military base managers develop comprehensive land-management plans to protect plant and animal species on military installations. The manual is the latest signal from DOD that it wants to be viewed as a good steward of its thousands of square kilometers of real estate. But some veterans of biodiversity battles remain skeptical.