27 Feb '18, 8pm

Vanishing species deserve our few cents (commentary)

Vanishing species deserve our few cents (commentary)

By simply paying their taxes, Americans are helping protect some of Earth’s most threatened and charismatic animals. But these vital funds are in jeopardy due to President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, which includes deep cuts to species conservation programs. Elephants, tigers, rhinos, great apes, and marine turtles are all protected by Acts of Congress, from which came grant programs administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). Trump’s proposed budget would slash the funding for these programs by nearly half, from $12 million to $7 million. For African elephants, this would mean $1.5 million in 2019, down from this year’s $2.5 million, which was already spread thin. This post is a commentary. The views expressed are those of the author, not necessarily Mongabay. As a conservation scientist, people often ask me, “What can I do to help save vanishing speci...

Full article: https://news.mongabay.com/2018/02/vanishing-species-deser...

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