Washington,
13
April
2018
|
09:25 PM
America/New_York

For Immediate Release

Threatened and endangered wildlife needs scientists

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Gwen Dobbs, Defenders of Wildlife, 202-772-0269

Threatened and endangered wildlife needs scientists

WASHINGTON (April 13, 2018) – Thousands of people from across the world will gather tomorrow to March for Science. The March for Science event is an international celebration of science and the critical role it plays in our daily lives, for example, ensuring the health and safety of humans, wildlife and our environment. The goal is to emphasize that science upholds the common good and to call for evidence-based policy in the public’s best interest.

Senior Scientist, Jennie Miller, issued the following statement:

“Science matters. Without science, wildlife has no chance for survival. The Endangered Species Act relies on a science-based decision-making process. The Act is credited with saving iconic species like the southern sea otter, California condor and Florida manatee. Scientists – not politicians – should be making decisions about which species need protection. We will continue to push back against the politicization of science and fight any legislation that undermines the ESA and its science-based decision-making process.

“Defenders of Wildlife is proud to be a sponsor of the March for Science. We will march in solidarity with thousands of others committed to protecting scientific integrity.”

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