Saturday, December 17, 2005

ABA Checklist Committee Will Not Remove Ivory-billed Woodpecker From The Category Of "Extinct" Until "Unequivocal Proof" Of Rediscovery Is Produced!!!

There is a very short piece on page 13 of the latest issue of "Winging It" (see, I still am an ABA Member, even if ABA Sales Sucks) by Tony White, the Chair of the ABA's Recording Standards and Ethics Committee ("ABARSEC"?), that is quite interesting.

Although the ABA's position is that anyone who thinks they have seen an Ivory-billed Woodpecker can count it, the "Checklist Committee has not changed the status of the species from Code 6 (EXTINCT) to another level that would reflect a small surviving population. The Committee is waiting for unequivocal proof that the species still exists."

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