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Collette Adkins Giese
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Collette Adkins Giese, Reptile and Amphibian Staff Attorney, is dedicated to protecting rare amphibians and reptiles across the country. She received her law degree from the University of Minnesota, where she also earned a master’s degree in wildlife conservation. Before joining the Center, Collette was in private practice, where her pro bono work focused on preservation of endangered species and their habitats. She also served as a law clerk to the Honorable John R. Tunheim in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.

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New Study Sounds Latest Alarm About Need to Put Health Before Pesticide Profits

(3) Comments | Posted March 27, 2015 | 3:09 PM

You don't have to be a highly trained scientist to see the long-term environmental costs of dumping more than 1 billion pounds of pesticides on the American landscape annually.

School kids across America are witnessing the alarming 90 percent decline in monarch butterflies that, not surprisingly, has been linked to...

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Despite Progress, Long Fight Ahead to Protect Rare Wildlife From Pesticides

(2) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 3:30 PM

It's hardly news that many of the more than 18,000 pesticide products approved for use in this country have been linked to cancer and other severe health effects in humans. Indeed, more than one billion pounds of pesticides are dumped on the North American...

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It's Not Easy Being Green: Frogs (and Many of Our Other Slimy Friends) Need Help

(2) Comments | Posted September 19, 2013 | 5:34 PM

According to our top scientists we're in the midst of an extinction crisis in which plants and animals are going extinct at a greatly accelerated rate.

At the very center of this unprecedented crisis are our nation's amphibians and reptiles, with 1 in every 4 now considered at risk of...

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Turtle Derbies: A Race Our Turtles (and Children) Can't Win

(10) Comments | Posted July 3, 2013 | 4:53 PM

Every summer in small towns across America, children search woods and waters for turtles to compete in annual turtle races, longstanding traditions that often raise money for important causes.

But our nation's turtles are now dying off at alarming rates never-before seen, and it's time to end this tradition,...

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