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Restoring Wildlife Protections Erased by Trump Could Take Biden Years

“Conservationists say the president-elect would have to start on Day One to draft policy to address Trump’s changes to the Endangered Species Act and other laws.”

“When President-elect Joe Biden walks through the door of the White House with his rescue dog, Major, he will inherit a Migratory Bird Treaty Act that no longer protects birds, a watered-down Endangered Species Act, and a policy that allows hunters in Alaska to crawl into bear and wolf dens to shoot mothers and their babies.

And that’s just in the United States.

The Trump administration has allowed importation of the carcasses of endangered elephants and rhinoceros, as well as lions, as hunting trophies — reversing a ban on the practice enacted when Biden was vice president under President Barack Obama.”

Darryl Fears reports for the Washington Post December 22, 2020.