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Not every animal is going to win a beauty contest. But all of them are important, and they all deserve a chance at survival. So with Valentine’s Day approaching, let’s show a little love for some of the species that may not be the prettiest, but need our help all the same.
Although we had to go to court twice to force action on our 2009 petition, NMFS recently published its final rule designating nearly 30,000 additional square miles of critical North Atlantic right whale habitat to receive special management consideration and protection.
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