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Endangered Species Preservation Act. Passed by Congress in 1966 Provided a means for listing native species as endangered Gave them limited protection. Endangered Species Preservation Act. Government set out to protect listed species and preserve their habitats Department of Interior

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endangered species preservation act
Endangered Species Preservation Act
  • Passed by Congress in 1966
  • Provided a means for listing native species as endangered
    • Gave them limited protection
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Endangered Species Preservation Act
  • Government set out to protect listed species and preserve their habitats
    • Department of Interior
    • Department of Agriculture
    • Department of Defense
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service could acquire land as habitat for endangered species
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Endangered Species Preservation Act
  • 1969 – amended to provide additional protection to species in danger of “worldwide extinction”
    • Prohibited importation and sale in the US
  • Now called Endangered Species Conservation Act
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CITES
  • Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
  • 1973 conference in Washington, DC
  • Monitors and restricts international commerce in plant and animal species believed to be harmed by trade
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Endangered Species Act
  • Passed by Congress in 1973
  • Defined “endangered” and “threatened”
    • “Endangered” – any species in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range
    • “Threatened” – any species which is likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future
  • Made plants and all invertebrates eligible for protection
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Endangered Species Act
  • US Fish and Wildlife Department oversees freshwater fish and all other species
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration handles marine species
  • Species in both habitats are jointly managed
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Endangered Species Act
  • Federal agencies must work with US Dept of Fish and Wildlife and NOAA to ensure their actions don’t jeopardize listed species or their habitats
  • Requires a “recovery plan” for each endangered or threatened species
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Endangered Species Act
  • “Endangered and threatened species are of esthetic, ecological, historical, recreational, and scientific value to the Nation and its people.”
  • 1,214 animals are listed as endangered or threatened
  • 750 plants are listed as endangered or threatened
  • 249 species are candidates