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Mon May 18, 2020, 09:03 AM

Because Of Course: Shitstain Admin Wants 50% Cuts In FWS Program For Rhino, Tiger Conservation



The Sumatran rhinoceros ó the smallest, hairiest and most endangered of all rhino species ó is today only found in Indonesia. But for a quarter century, the remaining few have benefited from a program established by the United States government to support endangered species around the world. The Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Act, signed into law in 1994, set up the Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation fund to provide grants to support international efforts to preserve the three-toed ungulates and big cats.

Records from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), which administers the fund, show that in fiscal years 2012-2018 it specifically supported 12 projects designed to protect the critically endangered Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis). But while the species remains on the brink, the 25-year-old program is facing a threat to its own viability: a Trump administration not focused on environmental issues.

Congress reauthorized the law several times and it is currently in effect through 2023. But while the law allows spending of $10 million a year, Congress has historically provided only about $3.5 million annually. And the U.S. Department of the Interior (DoI), parent agency to FWS, has proposed a budget for FY2021 that would slice current funding for rhinos and tigers to less than half, to only $1.575 million. The DoI also tried to halve the fundís FY2020 budget, but congress didnít go along.

Laury Marshall, assistant chief of FWSís Office of Public Affairs, would only say that the budget reflects the priorities of the Trump administration, which plans to trim the overall FWS budget by 17%.

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https://news.mongabay.com/2020/05/u-s-fund-that-supports-sumatran-rhino-research-faces-deep-cuts-under-trump/

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Mon May 18, 2020, 11:48 AM

1. Time to feed the blood lust of Eric and Don Jr. nt

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Mon May 18, 2020, 06:55 PM

2. 0. Because Of Course: Shitstain Admin Wants 50% Cuts In FWS Program For Rhino, Tiger Conservation

 

please don't do the cut. Save them

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