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endangered species

one which is threatened by extinction in the whole or a major part of its range.

endangered species

species of animals (and plants) whose existence on earth is threatened, principally by the activities of humans.
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While teaching at Emmaus High School in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, I used the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources website as a source to find a list of Pennsylvania endangered species.
Fish and Wildlife Service is accepting comments about the proposal to remove bald eagles from the endangered species list until May.
We're very supportive of protection for endangered species, but we think the act is definitely in need of reform, especially allowing for the consideration of what we refer to as sound science,'' she said.
In many cases, the Fish and Wildlife Service identified the plants and animals as needing endangered species protections, but delayed these protections by instead placing them on the candidate list, an administrative waiting list that provides no protections and has no time limit.
Even in the absence of endangered species regulations, the collective volume of water earmarked for use to fulfill water rights was more than the water available.
To a large extent, this growth came in response to the increase in the number and the complexity of endangered species issues.
In 1973, faced with rapidly declining numbers of animal and plant species, the United States Congress passed the Endangered Species Act.
Since vandalism and collecting have been the primary threats, it was sheer luck that Ashe "lost" the species nearly 60 years before the Endangered Species Act could provide a safety net.
On February 20, 1994, state and federal agents raided the Bakersfield, California, fields of Taiwanese businessman and farmer Tang Ming-Lin, seized his tractor, and charged him with three violations of the Endangered Species Act, including the killing of kangaroo rats his farm manager had run over.
Some people say the Endangered Species Act has gone too far.
However, when I actually got a copy of the endangered species list, I found that the above statements by Ray were grossly false in every particular.
In part, the policy changes are expected to give those affected by an endangered species listing a greater say in recovery plans for the animal by including them in future endangered-species recovery teams.

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