As a keystone species, the otters play a vitally important role in maintaining the health of California's central coast marine ecosystem.
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There have been well-known cases of exotic species that should never have been introduced in the U.S. Whether they are the zebra mussels, the snakehead fish, or the Gambian rats that caused the 2003 monkeypox outbreak.
The new bill introduced by Congressman Henry Brown (R-S.C.) and Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo (D-Guam) is a good deal for endangered species and for taxpayers.
Among the very first Congressional bills introduced this week were two important measures to protect wildlife and should be on the fast track to getting over the finish line in the new session.
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