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Desert Wildlife

February 07, 1988

In response to "Decline in Desert Tortoise Spells Bad News for the Mojave" (Part I, Jan. 26): It seems that human activity in the desert is incompatible with the continued existence of many unique desert species of wildlife. It is especially sad when signs posted saying "Wildlife Preserve" seem to inspire some people to attack anything that moves with guns and/or clubs.

A possible solution is the creation of a large desert national park such as the East Mojave Desert National Park proposed by Sen. Alan Cranston (D-Calif.). It seems that national parks somehow create stronger respect for wildlife living within its boundaries.

JAMES K. SAYRE

San Rafael

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