Brexit to endanger penguins, whales and seabirds as EU wildlife grants dry up

Funding to protect critically endangered wildlife, including whales, penguins and seabirds, could be at risk as a result of Brexit, campaigners fear. 

Hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of EU grants are now threatened as a result of the vote to leave the bloc.

The money is used to support wildlife conservation projects in UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs) stretching from the Caribbean to the South Atlantic.

Macaroni penguins, sei whales and turtles benefit from the grants, but environmentalists warn there is no guarantee of funding for future projects once Britain cuts ties with Brussels.

Five projects in the South

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