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A Cup of Coffee for Endangered Species in Oregon

May 21, 2007

A cup of coffee could mean all the difference to endangered species in the Northwest. A recent report from the National Wildlife Federation shows there's just not enough funding to adequately address the needs of endangered animals, plants and insects. But for the price of a cup of coffee, per citizen, per year, that could change. Corry Westbrook with the NWF says there are some remarkable successes like the grizzly bear and bald eagle, but that's because they get a lot of the money.

“The species that get the most money usually get the most habitat protection, they get the best science, and the species that are kind of neglected aren't doing as well. “Often it's the less iconic species. It's the plants and the insects that tend to get less money.”

Westbrook adds that while progress is being made with Northwest species like the white-tailed deer and the snowy plover, more has to be done.

The Bush administration is currently rewriting the Endangered Species Act and Westbrook notes that early drafts show plans to radically undermine protections. The administration says they don't intend to implement the draft as currently written.

Dondrea Warner/Eric Mack, Public News Service - OR