Trump administration sabotages major conservation effort, defying Congress

Scientists and officials around the US have told the Guardian that the Trump administration has withdrawn funding for a large, successful conservation program – in direct contradiction of instructions from Congress. Unique in scale and ambition, the program comprises 22 research centers that tackle big-picture issues affecting huge swaths of the US, such as climate […]

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POLL: Do you agree with President Macron that hunting is good for nature?

Bird protection campaigners are to lodge an official complaint with the European Union accusing France of breaking rules on hunting and trapping and failing to protect endangered species. The Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux (LPO) is using the 40th anniversairy of the EU’s “bird directive”, which outlaws the “massive or non-selective” killing of birds […]

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POLL: Should legislation be introduced to protect giraffes before it’s too late?

Giraffes might be one of the most recognizable and beloved species on the planet, but over the past few decades they’ve suffered catastrophic population declines in Africa, which has led to concerns they may disappear forever. Widespread attention was finally drawn to their plight, which has been dubbed a “silent extinction,” in 2016 when the […]

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