(09/23/1999) - Conservationists say that Secretary of the Interior Bruce
Babbitt’s visit to the Manassas National Battlefield Park in Manassas, Virginia,
today highlights an historic opportunity to preserve not only Civil War sites
but also invaluable lands, wildlife, and coastal areas elsewhere in the region
and the nation.
"President Clinton, Interior Secretary Babbitt, and some
legislators in both parties are presenting the country with an historic
opportunity to protect the nation’s most valuable but unprotected natural and
Parks, reserves, and other protected areas are a fundamental strategy used throughout the world for conserving wildlife today. But are parks actually getting the job done? And if so, how and when are they successful?