Endangered Species Bulletin

A publication covering wildlife conservation and environmental issues. Utilized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to disseminate information on rule makings, recovery plans and activities, regulatory changes, and changes in specie.' status.

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 6, November

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Listings and Recovery Plans as of December 31, 1999 ENDANGERED THREATENED GROUP U.S. FOREIGN U.S. FOREIGN MAMMALS 61 248 8 16 BIRDS 74 178 15...
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Endangered Species Recovery Program
The Endangered Species Act has as its primary purpose the conservation of endangered and threatened species and the ecosystems upon which they depend. It focuses on a single, ultimate goal: to recover listed species to a point where they have become...
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Endangered Species Timeline
The following timeline summarizes some of the many events, both positive and negative, in our nation's growing effort to conserve our rare animal and plant resources: PRE-1970 1903 President Theodore Roosevelt establishes the first National Wildlife...
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Enforcing the Law for Endangered Species
In 1973, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) launched a new era in wildlife law enforcement. Federal officers had been on the wildlife "beat" since 1900, but their work focused primarily on protecting waterfowl and supporting State management of game...
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Habitat Conservation Planning
The HCP program has prompted local citizens to think about the future of their communities, the issues affecting their quality of life, and how conservation plays a role in these issues. By working together, State and local governments and private...
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Lessons from Leopold in Assessing the ESA
Some 63 years ago, Aldo Leopold called the need to conserve threatened forms of wildlife "the crux of conservation policy."(1) Nearly four decades later, Congress made the first serious national effort to address this challenge. With enactment of the...
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Listing Actions
During August and September 1999, the Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) published the following Endangered Species Act (ESA) listing actions in the Federal Register. The full text of each proposed and final rule...
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Preserving Our Endangered Heritage
History, like wildlife, can become endangered through indifference or destruction. With that thought in mind, the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) created a Heritage Committee a little more than a year ago to oversee the preservation of our agency's...
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Region 1
Applegate's Milk-vetch Staff from the FWS Klamath Falls, Oregon, Office assisted the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA)'s Plant Conservation Program in planting nearly 900 Applegate's milk-vetch (Astragalus applegatei) seedlings. This species is...
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Sharing the Rewards of Endangered Species Recovery
The Endangered species Act ranked as one of the most popular laws ever when it was enacted in 1973. It passed with almost unanimous support in Congress, following the ground-breaking research by the Fish and Wildlife Service that linked DDT, a commonly...
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The Endangered Species Listing Program
The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA) gives the Secretary of the Interior responsibility for making a very important decision: determining whether to place an animal or plant on the Federal list of endangered and threatened species. This responsibility...
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The Federal Role in Habitat Protection
The Endangered Species Act (ESA) has broader mandates than simply directing the Fish and Wildlife Service to protect listed plants or animals. It directs all Federal agencies, not just the Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service,...
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