Conservationists urge 'tighter wildlife laws' after Trump move
By Editor - Tue Aug 13, 10:17 am
Countries should be strengthening their laws protecting endangered species, not weakening them, international conservationists said Tuesday, after US President Donald Trump’s administration announced plans to alter the country’s Endangered Species Act. Amid growing global alarm over the accelerating pace of species extinction, leading figures from the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) called for stronger protections of animals and plants under threat. “Parties are all encouraged to strengthen their wildlife laws.