World wildlife fund is committed to endangered species protection see how we are ensuring that the world our children inherit will be home to the same species we enjoy today. The goal of epa's endangered species protection program (espp) is to carry out epa’s responsibilities under the federal insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide act (fifra) in compliance with the endangered species act (esa), without placing unnecessary burden on agriculture and other pesticide users. Protect the endangered species act the endangered species act is one of the strongest, most effective wildlife protection laws in the world it is the last line of defense to keep imperiled wildlife from going extinct.
Protecting and restoring the habitats on which endangered species and other wildlife depend for their survival, and encouraging wildlife-friendly land management practices reducing threats to wildlife that can lead to their endangerment and extinction, such as loss of habitat, contamination of water and spread of invasive species. Congress answered these questions in the preamble to the endangered species act of 1973, recognizing that endangered and threatened species of.
There are two central arguments for protecting endangered species: first, human activities are pushing many species to the brink of extinction and second, protecting biodiversity provides us with. Lawmakers who passed the endangered species act four decades ago inserted a “degree of ambiguity” in key terms that led to most legal controversies surrounding enforcement of the law, the.
Endangered means a species is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range threatened means a species is likely to become endangered within the foreseeable future all species of plants and animals, except pest insects, are eligible for listing as endangered or threatened. Under the endangered species act of 1973 in the united states, species may be listed as endangered or threatened the salt creek tiger beetle ( cicindela nevadica lincolniana ) is an example of an endangered subspecies protected under the esa.
All species of plants and animals, except pest insects, are eligible for listing as endangered or threatened for the purposes of the esa, congress defined species to include subspecies, varieties, and, for vertebrates, distinct population segments.