J Lecture 16 - Is the Endangered Species Act Endangered

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Unformatted text preview: Is the Endangered Species Act Endangered? 1972 Asked Congress to pass comprehensive endangered species legislation 1973 ndangered Species Act of 1973 igned into law by Nixon on December 28, 973 973 continued… he Convention on International Trade in ndangered Species of Wild Fauna and lora (CITES) n international agreement restricting international commerce in plant and animal pecies believed to be actually or potentially armed by trade he U.S. CITES list includes all species rotected by the ESA in addition to species hich are vulnerable but not yet threatened r endangered ndangered hreatened pecies of Special Concern atch Listed Species he species covered by CITES are listed in three Appendices, according to the degree f protection they need ppendix I includes species threatened ith extinction. Trade in specimens of these pecies is permitted only in exceptional ircumstances Snow Leopard Citron Crested Cockatoo All Rhinoceroses Manatees and Dugongs ppendix II includes species not ecessarily threatened with extinction, but in which trade must be controlled in order to void utilization incompatible with their urvival rca, or Killer Whale Pitcher Plant merican Black Bear Green Iguana ppendix III contains species that are rotected in at least one country, which has sked other CITES Parties for assistance in ontrolling the trade 2-toed Sloth Walrus lack-breasted leaf turtle Alligator Snapping Turtle Appendix I Appendix II Appendix III ammals 228 spp 369 spp. 57 spp. irds 146 spp. 1401 spp. 149 spp. eptiles 67 spp. 508 spp. 25 spp. mphibians 16 spp. 90 spp.- ish 9 spp. 68 spp.- Invertebrates 63 spp. 2030 spp. 16 spp. lants 298 spp. 28074 spp. 45 spp. otals 827 spp. 32540 spp. 291 spp. Plus subspecies and populations oughly 5,000 species of animals and 8,000 species of plants are protected by ITES Back to the ESA he stated purpose of the Endangered pecies Act is to protect species and also the ecosystems upon which they depend". ike CITES, it encompasses plants and invertebrates as well as vertebrates uenzler's edgehog actus Fenders blue butterfly ike CITES, it encompasses plants and...
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