Printer Friendly

ENDANGERED SPECIES LIST IN DANGER.

At least 6,000 species need immediate protection under the Endangered Species Act, according to Jasper Carlton of the Biodiversity Legal Foundation, but only 1,235 are listed as threatened or endangered (see "The Last of Their Kind," cover story, May/June 1999), The plight of many species, including the 298 officially proposed and candidate species, is now even more uncertain. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced last November that it will not be adding any plants or animals to the protected roster before fall 2001 because of insufficient funding. Ed Lytwak of the Endangered Species Coalition believes Congress has "made a deliberate attempt to undermine the Endangered Species Act by refusing to appropriate enough money to carry out the law." In his view, the Bush Administration is unlikely to improve the situation. Recent lawsuits against the Fish and Wildlife Service by environmental groups like the Center for Biological Diversity have resulted in listing a few species through court mandates. CONTACT: Center for Biological Diversity, (520) 623-5252, www.biologicaldiversity.org.
COPYRIGHT 2001 Earth Action Network, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2001, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.

 Reader Opinion

Title:

Comment:



 

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:more species need to be added to the group
Author:B.H
Publication:E
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:May 1, 2001
Words:172
Previous Article:WATER WARRIOR FIGHTS ON.
Next Article:TROUBLED WATERS.
Topics:


Related Articles
Report faults EPA on wildlife.
Should we downlist our national symbol? Thanks to factors from the DDT ban to its personal charisma, the bald eagle may soon soar off the endangered...
Ecologists seek help for menaced hybrids.
America's act of hope.
High court decision protecting species may endanger law.
Champions on the brink.
Political influences on USFWS listing decisions under the ESA: time to rethink priorities.
Making the Endangered Species Act Species-Friendly.
EPA's approach to endangered species protection in state clean water act programs.
Section 4 of the Endangered Species Act: top ten issues for the next thirty years.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2015 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters