Now endangered: The very act that protects wildlife

Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images On August 12th, the Trump Administration issued crucial changes to the Endangered Species Act, which ó if implemented next month ó will affect both people and wildlife. Critics of the new measures, announced by the Fish and Wildlife Service, say the changes weaken protections for many species, and potentially open up huge areas of land for oil and gas development, even as carbon dioxide emissions continue to heat the planet. The Endangered Species Act was created in 1973 under President Nixon with bipartisan support to help conserve wildlife at risk of extinction because of human activity. Since then, itís been credited with preventing the eradication of 99 percent of the 1,650 species it has guarded. The latest changes to the law... Continue reading…

Now endangered: The very act that protects wildlife

The Trump administration recently announced a proposal that would gut the Endangered Species Act. The news follows in the wake of a report from the United Nations earlier this year that more ...

Thu 15 Aug 19 from

Trump Administrationís Changes to the Endangered Species Act Risks Pushing More Species to Extinction

The law that saved the bald eagle from extinction faces a set of rollbacks by the Trump Administration, worrying conservation scientists.

Wed 14 Aug 19 from TIME

Trump Administration Weakens Endangered Species Protections

Enforcement of the Endangered Species Act will be altered, easing protections for the most critically threatened plants and animals.

Tue 13 Aug 19 from The Scientist

Conservationists urge 'tighter wildlife laws' after Trump move

Countries should be strengthening their laws protecting endangered species, not weakening them, international conservationists said Tuesday, after US President Donald Trump's administration ...

Tue 13 Aug 19 from

Editorial: Trump guts the Endangered Species Act. Polar bears and bald eagles, take notice

The Trump administration announced reckless and potentially devastating new rules Monday that will weaken the Endangered Species Act, which currently bestows a mantle of protection over 1,663 ...

Tue 13 Aug 19 from

Trump administration weakens Endangered Species Act

Nature, Published online: 12 August 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-02439-1Changes to the United States' landmark conservation law make it easier to strip threatened species of ...

Mon 12 Aug 19 from Nature News

Environmentalists warn Trump 'weakening' endangered species protections

A new rule will allow officials for the first time to weigh the economic cost of species protection.

Mon 12 Aug 19 from BBC News

Trump administration weakens endangered species law

US President Donald Trump's administration on Monday finalized rollbacks to key provisions of the Endangered Species Act, a law supported by a large majority of Americans and credited with saving ...

Mon 12 Aug 19 from

Changes to Endangered Species Act Weaken Wildlife Protections

The Trump administration is moving forward with changes to the Endangered Species Act that will weaken protections for “threatened” species and make room for greater corporate input. ...

Tue 13 Aug 19 from KQED Science


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