Most funding for endangered species only benefits a few creatures

Since the passage of the Endangered Species Act 50 years ago, more than 1,700 plants, mammals, fish, insects, and other species in the U.S. have been listed as threatened or endangered with extinction. Yet federal government data reveals striking disparities in how much money is allocated to save various biological kingdoms.

Of the roughly $1.2 billion a year spent on endangered and threatened species, about half goes toward recovering just two types of fish along the West Coast: salmon and steelhead trout.

LINK (via CBS News)

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