Funding Cuts Imperil Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Program At Padre Island National Seashore

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“A National Park Service review of the renowned Kemp’s ridley sea turtle recovery program at Padre Island National Seashore in Texas is calling for substantial funding cuts and programmatic changes that would greatly hamstring the program and amount to “conservation malpractice,” Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility charged Thursday.

Within its 28-page complaint PEER said the review’s recommendations to scale back the turtle recovery program are contrary to the Park Service’s mission to work to recover species listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act.”

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