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U.S. needs Robin Hood approach to saving endangered species, researcher argues

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Susan Cosier, Science

Bunched cory cacti bloom along the Texas border with Mexico, their violet flowers emerging in the summer. The species is listed as threatened under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA), which means federal officials are required to come up with a so-called recovery plan for nursing the plant back to health. But the cactus recovery effort is getting just 2% of the funding that officials estimate it needs for success. Read more

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