17 Mar '17, 9pm

STATEMENT: @ConservationOrg CEO on President’s FY18 Budget Blueprint https://t.co/LL7INvZURp

Arlington, Va. (March 17, 2017) – Conservation International (CI) Co-founder, Chairman and CEO Peter Seligmann responded today with the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s proposed funding cuts as a part of his FY2018 budget : “The risks to America’s national and economic security from resource scarcity are increasingly clear, as diminishing resources such as food and fresh water lead to instability, conflict, mass migration and radicalization. International conservation is a vital component to ensure our national security. “There is a direct connection between resource scarcity, international conservation and America’s national and economic security. We hope that, as the Trump Administration develops its final FY2018 budget request, and as Congress considers this request, that they recognize this connection and protect America’s security by supporting i...

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