These Animals Prove The Endangered Species Act Really Does Work   1 comment

Mungai and the Goa Constrictor

American Alligator

For over 40 years, the Endangered Species Act has been saving plants and animals from extinction.

Co-administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1,400 domestic species of plants and animals and 600 foreign species are currently protected under this law — and less than one percent of those species have ever been delisted because of extinction, according to Defenders of Wildlife.

Species can gain protection under the act via a classification of “endangered,” meaning “a species is considered in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range,” or “threatened,” meaning “a species is considered likely to become endangered within the foreseeable future, but is not currently in danger of extinction,” according to the USFWS. Protection under this law warrants advanced habitat protection, extensive monitoring and take-and-trade bans or restrictions.

The Endangered Species Act has always been a 

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Posted 11 February, 2014 by Wolf is my Soul in News/Nyheter

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  1. This is a gorgeous face, I think.

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