World’s Protected Land – level 2

10-06-2019 07:00

A new study found out that protected land around the world is shrinking. Under President Trump, the USA saw the largest reduction in protected land ever.

However, the study says that government proposed 90% of the changes since 2000. Trump is also not the first president to reduce protected land. For example, three American presidents shrank some protected land in Washington.

Around the world, 1.3 million square miles were reduced since 1961. The changes are mostly because of industry.

Difficult words: shrink (get smaller), reduction (the action of reducing – to reduce something means to make something smaller), propose (say that you want to do something).

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