Presentation on theme: "Endangered Species US Fish and Wildlife Service. Endangered Species Endangered Species Act Passed in 1983 Purpose Conserve Endangered and Threatened Species."— Presentation transcript:
Endangered Species Endangered Species Act Passed in 1983 Purpose Conserve Endangered and Threatened Species and the ecosystems they depend on.
Endangered Species Endangered In danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range Threatened Likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future Proposed Proposed to be listed under section 4 of the Act Candidate Considered for listing; not enough biological info No legal protection
Endangered Species Critical Habitat Constituent elements (Physical or biological features) in and outside geographic area Essential to the conservation of the species May require special management considerations or protection Examples: Whooping Crane, Piping Plover
Endangered Species Section 9 - Prohibits “Take” Harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, collect or attempt to engage in any such conduct Harm – significant habitat modification that results in death or injury by significantly impairing behavioral patterns such as breeding, feeding or sheltering Harass – likelihood of injury and not limited to breeding, feeding or sheltering.
Endangered Species Prohibits import or export or T&E species or products made from T&E species Prohibits interstate or foreign commerce of T&E species or their products Prohibits possession of unlawfully taken endangered species
Endangered Species Incidental Take Permit Authorizes “take” of listed fish or wildlife species that results from, but is not the purpose of, carrying out an otherwise lawful activity conducted by a Federal agency or applicant
Endangered Species Section 7 – Federal Agencies Use their authorities to further the conservation of listed species Consult with the USFWS to ensure they are not undertaking, funding, permitting, or authorizing actions likely to jeopardize their existence or destroy or adversely modify designated critical habitat Biological Opinion authorizes Incidental Take