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Scientists Want Tougher Endangered Species Law

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Science  24 Aug 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5534, pp. 1417
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5534.1417

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Canadian biologists are trying to toughen proposed legislation designed to protect endangered species in Canada--the nation's first federal law on the issue. Many scientists believe that the proposed Species at Risk Act doesn't do enough to protect species' habitat, and they want a scientific panel, not politicians, to have the final say in deciding which species are listed.