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Beluga whales in danger of extinction

Incomprehensibly, with a few weeks until the end of Donald Trump’s term, the president of the United States is beginning to make decisions that are in favor of the environment and animals , something that until now he had completely ignored and in this case in favor of beluga whales.

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Beluga whales

If yesterday we told you that it had decided to renew for one more year the Production Tax Credit that subsidizes renewable energy projects, today we have to announce that it has decided to take special measures to protect the beluga whale, a species that lives in Cook’s Inlet , in Alaska, and that it has been declared as “endangered animal” as already announced in 2007 by some animal associations.

However, Sarah Palin, Governor of the State of Alaska, wanted to add fuel to the fire, commenting that there is no scientific evidence to show that this species is in danger of extinction in the waters of the cove.

According to James Balsiger, Acting Director of the Fisheries Service at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the situation is concerning:

Despite protections in place, Cook’s Inlet beluga whales do not recover.

The association has commented that, apart from hunting, the greatest dangers are the exploitation and extraction of gas and oil and the polluting discharges to the water that come from industries near the area.

The data is alarming. Between 1994 and 1998 the beluga whale population in Cook’s Inlet declined by 50%. Despite the measures taken since then, it has not been possible to recover the number of species of yesteryear.

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Maria Anderson

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