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UK PLEDGES FUNDING TO SAVE SUMATRAN TIGERS AND AFRICAN CHIMPANZEES

09/24/2018

The UK's secretary of state for international development, Penny Mordaunt, has pledged to contribute £2.1m to tackle the underlying causes of the illegal wildlife trade and protect critically endangered Sumatran tigers and west African chimpanzees. The funding will help create sustainable jobs and livelihoods for local communities in Africa and Southeast Asia, and provide them with a financial alternative to hunting wildlife and clearing forests that are essential to the species' long-term survival. For the full story, see https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/sep/21/uk-pledge-save-asian-ti....