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    journey from the edge of extinction to a status of stability in their respective ecological communities. Some believe that this was due to the implementation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), which was drafted and passed in 1973 in order to provide an effective replacement for two other pieces of environmental legislation . (“Endangered Species” 1). Surely such a successful piece of legislation deserves praise, yet it is not all that it appears. Despite good intentions it is entirely possible that this

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    Autumn Harriger Professor Hebard English 180 26 November 2014 Endangered Species Act: Is it Endangered? Could the Endangered Species Act itself become endangered with the current debates? Recently, many conservation advocates and government officials think so, pointing to the proposed policy change that could make it harder for wildlife to receive protection under the Act. So, what does the future hold for the Endangered Species Act? With more than 40 years since the passage of the ESA in 1973,

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    Endangered Species Act When people hear the word extinction, most think of the unfortunate faith of a leopard, elephant, or bird. But the sad truth is that they are a small portion of the extinction crisis. According to WWF, the rate of species extinction “1,000 times higher than the natural extinction rate” (Para. 2) and humans are part of the cause. To solve such problem, the United States passed a law known as the endangered species act (ESA) in 1973 under the Nixon administration. The purpose

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    The Endangered Species Act at Twenty-five The Endangered Species Act (ESA) was enacted in 1973 to show that species have “ecological, educational, historical, recreational, and scientific value”. This congressional enactment wanted to protect endangered species from the effects of major economic development which typically put them to the wayside. However, the good intentions of the ESA were, it caused a plethora of controversy that still makes it a heated topic today. The main reason of the controversy

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    The Endangered Species Act was enacted by Congress in 1973. According to Reference 1, this act requires the federal government to protect endangered species, threatening species, and their critical habits. Animals are protected from being harmed, sold, or traded and plants are protected if they are on federal property. The conservation success of this act is very important because it saves wildlife and plants from going extinct. Many people do not realize that the loss of a species can be disastrous

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    The Impact of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 At the start of the 1900s, the American public was starting to see the effects of extinction. The bison population, for example, was rapidly declining, yet the public was oblivious. Thousands of different species were being killed for recreational purposes, museum exhibits, and clothing items. No one realized the threat because many thought animal numbers were large at the time. Shockingly, even naturalists were killing animals for different studies

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    What is being done in the United States and across the world to aid in habitat loss? Making sure habitats are not destroyed by defending the Endangered Species Act, which provides an essential legal safety net to prevent the loss of plant and animal species to extinction, and strengthen the act by adding more provisions to aid wildlife. If we are not able to destroy habitats the wildlife that lives on them can thrive. Protecting and restoring habitats which wildlife live on, and protecting

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    animal and plant species around the earth. Over the course of time on the earth there have been five mass extinctions, with many predicting that a sixth has already begun due to human fault. The Endangered Species Act (ESA) was designed to save both animal and plant life from these great feat. The ESA has seen only a 2% recovery rate since it enactment (Why is U.S. Recovery Rate (2%) for Endangered Species So Low?). Many critics and politicians have been calling for a reformation of the act for years.

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    Is the Endangered Species Act Effective? Did people ever see many bald eagles when they were young? There is a disagreement about whether or not the endangered species act is effective at protecting species from extinction. There are some people that argue that they aren't doing good at protecting the many species. The endangered species act is helping protect many of the bald eagle population from becoming extinct. There are at least three reasons that they are doing good at protecting bald eagles

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    There are very many endangered species all around the world. If we let animals become extinct and not do anything about it, then a lot of our food sources are going to die out. We need to start doing stuff about endangered animals. Animals become endangered because either we over hunt them, or we destroy their habitat. The definition of an endangered animal is very low species that couldn’t adapt(sheehan, 4-5). If species become too endangered then they could go extinct. This happens over the

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