Monday, April 16, 2007

The Taming Of The Shrew? - Courtesy of Donna Passmore

Subject: Rare New Species Discovered at Burns Bog: News Release

From: "Donna Passmore"
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2007 18:53:39 -0700

Sorex rohweri was previously thought to be a Masked Shrew

The 85% of Lower Mainland residents who support protection for Burns Bog will find validation in the recent discovery of new – and likely very rare – shrew living in the Bog. Please see attached news release and a copy of the recent edition of Mammalian Biology that trumpet
s this discovery.

Given that Burns Bog is already known to be home to numerous at-risk species, the discovery of one more rare inhabitant should come as no surprise.

It comes, however, at a very important time, as people throughout the Fraser Valley are asking ourselves what we are willing to sacrifice to the Liberal government’s massive transportation expansion scheme, the Gateway Program.

Burns Bog Facts - Wilderness Committee

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