The New Threat to Endangered Species? The Trump Administration

New rules will weaken the landmark law intended to save plants and animals on the brink.

By Carl Safina

New York Times

August 13, 2019

Excerpt from article:

"It used to be that animals did not need us. Now they do. Unless we value their existence, the modern tide will engulf and obliterate them. Their survival — like our great-grandchildren’s — is a moral matter. No religion has ever preached that our role on earth is to destroy, or to leave less for those who’ll come after us. No wisdom tradition teaches that it’s O.K. for a generation to drive the world toward ruin. We are taught instead that we must safely pilot the ark."