Trump weakens Endangered Species Act, which saved the bald eagle, grizzly, and others

North Atlantic right whales, which were hunted nearly to extinction until whaling was banned in the 1930s, now number little more than 400 — down by about 20 percent since 2010.

“Iconic species like the North Atlantic right whale are part of our heritage and deserve all possible protections in the face of the many threats to their continued existence,” said Erica Fuller, a senior staff attorney at the Conservation Law Foundation in Boston.

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