ENDANGERED SPECIES LIST IN DANGER.
At least 6,000 species need immediate protection under the Endangered Species Act The federal Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA) (16 U.S.C.A. §§ 1531 et seq.) was enacted to protect animal and plant species from extinction by preserving the ecosystems in which they survive and by providing programs for their conservation. , according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. Jasper Carlton of the Biodiversity biodiversity: see biological diversity.
Quantity of plant and animal species found in a given environment. Sometimes habitat diversity (the variety of places where organisms live) and genetic diversity (the variety of traits expressed 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 endangered species, any plant or animal species whose ability to survive and reproduce has been jeopardized by human activities. In 1999 the U.S. government, in accordance with the U.S. 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 The Center for Biological Diversity combines conservation biology with litigation, policy advocacy, and an innovative strategic vision to secure a future for animals and plants hovering on the brink of extinction, for the wilderness they need to survive, and by extension for the have resulted in listing a few species through court mandates. CONTACT: Center for Biological Diversity, (520) 623-5252, www.biologicaldiversity.org.