Budget Cuts Affect Whooping Cranes (and other species)

“Trump’s budget would be a staggering death-blow to some wildlife species that are already trying to fight off extinction,” said Stephanie Kurose, endangered species policy specialist at the Center for Biological Diversity.

Whooping cranes have been on the endangered species list since 1967, but the population began dwindling decades earlier because of overhunting and conversion of the Great Plains to agriculture.

So in 1966, scientists at the Maryland-based Patuxent Wildlife Research Center began a captive breeding program to increase the numbers — the very breeding program that is now on the chopping block.

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  1. Dorothy N March 2, 2018 11:13 am

    DITTO to both comments below. On the slightly bright side, Mr Pruitt of the EDA (Environmental Destruction Agency) ran away with most votes for the WORST person in the administration. (The pres was not a candidate).

  2. Maggie March 1, 2018 9:38 am

    Just one of many cuts from this administration so the” powers that be” can use the tax payers money for their own “projects”. The animals suffer the consequences .

  3. Luella E Frank February 28, 2018 8:40 pm

    What did we expect from this administration, when a wall is more important than wildlife conservation?

    So sad.