Donald Trump’s birds

If Donald Trump wants to build a golf course, he will build a golfcourse.

Unless, of course, some birds can stop him.

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The billionaire, who has plans to build the “world’s largest golf course” on a stretch of remote Scottish coastline, is facing a huge environmental setback.  The area is home to some of the country’s rarest birds.

Keeping him from his plans are seven of the country’s most endangered birds on the World Conservation Union’s “Red List.” Skylarks and breeding waders, particularly Lapwings and Redshank are among those in danger.

“Each and every golfcourse I have built has got awards for environmental protection, and I do not think anyone has got as many awards as we have. When we are finished, the course will be better environmentally than before we started.”

-Donald Trump

The golf course, which would also include a luxurious 450-bedroom hotel, 950 vacation homes, 36 golf villas and 500 upscale homes, would create about 800 jobs in its peak season. But not all residents of the area are thrilled. Many of them claim the resort would take away from the beauty of the area.

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Trump is excited for his proposed project because it would not only honor his Scottish heritage, it would honor the sport of golf which originated in Scotland.

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    ranick10 said,

    The opening of many new jobs makes this seem commendable but I find it hard to believe that making this will make for a better environment for the birds. I’m not sure of how exactly a golf course is made but I’m sure there will be trees knocked down and a ton of machines out to make the fairways and greens. I imagine EPA will get involved with this shortly considering the birds are in danger. I’m curious to see how his money will affect how this plays out.


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