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Endangered Species Act of 1973 First act passed in 1966 Bill signed by President Nixon on December 28, 1973 Amendment years: 1973, 1982, 1985, 1988 National.

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1 Endangered Species Act of 1973 First act passed in 1966 Bill signed by President Nixon on December 28, 1973 Amendment years: 1973, 1982, 1985, 1988 National Function: The act was designed to protect any species that are deemed at risk from extinction as well as the “ecosystems upon which they depend” as long as they are listed by the Federal government as “endangered “ or “threatened.”

2 Endangered Species Act of 1973 Agencies responsible for Regulation and Enforcement: -National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) -United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). Environmental Issues affected: - The destruction of any species’ habitat - Overutilization of species for any commercial, scientific, recreational or educational purposes - Inadequacy of existing protection - Natural or manmade factors that affect the continued existence of the species

3 Albrecht, Virginia S. "The Endangered Species Act." Law Library | Legal Professional. Web. 3 May "The Making of an Endangered Species." FindingDulcinea | Online Guides | Internet Library | Web Resources. Web. 03 May Photograph. FWA. Web. 3 May Photograph. NOAA. Web. 3 May http://library.findlaw.com/1999/Jan/1/ htmlhttp://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/environment/2010/feb/The-Making- of-an-Endangered-Species.htmlhttp://drake.marin.k12.ca.us/academics/seadisc/ES%20Projects/red%20tailed %20parrot/images/emblumbetter.jpghttp://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/salmon/Criticalhabitat_clip_image001.gif Works Cited


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