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Endangered Species Act 1973.

Country/Territory
United States of America
Document type
Legislation
Date
1973 (2015)
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
An Act to provide for the conservation of endangered and threatened species of fish, wildlife, and plants, and for other purposes.
Subject
Wild species & ecosystems
Keyword
Management/conservation Endangered species International trade Protection of habitats Offences/penalties Protection of species Ecosystem preservation Trade in species Wild fauna Wild flora Wildlife products
Geographical area
Americas, Arctic, East Pacific, North America, North Atlantic
Abstract

The purpose of this Act is to protect and promote the recovery of animals and plants that are in danger of becoming extinct due to the activities of people. provides for the conservation of species that are endangered or threatened throughout all or a significant portion of their range, and the conservation of the ecosystems on which they depend. The Act requires federal agencies, in consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and/or the NOAA Fisheries Service, to ensure that actions they authorize, fund, or carry out are not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any listed species or result in the destruction or adverse modification of designated critical habitat of such species. It also prohibits any action that causes a "taking" of any listed species of endangered fish or wildlife. Also import, export, interstate, and foreign commerce of listed species are all generally prohibited.

Full text
English
Website
www.nmfs.noaa.gov; legcounsel.house.gov

References - Legislation

Implemented by

Application Procedure (50 CFR 451.01-451.03).

Legislation | United States of America | 1985 (2015)

Keyword: Endangered species, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Protection of habitats, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Endangered Species Exemption Process (50 CFR 450).

Legislation | United States of America | 1973 (2015)

Keyword: Protection of species, Endangered species, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Protection of habitats

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

50 CFR § 222.101-222.504 - General endangered and threatened marine species.

Legislation | United States of America | 1999 (2016)

Keyword: Marine fisheries, Protection of species, Enforcement/compliance, Fishery management and conservation, Marine mammals, Endangered species, Hunting/capture, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

50 CFR § 403.01-403.08 - Transfer of marine mammal management authority to States.

Legislation | United States of America | 1983

Keyword: Stock enhancement/repopulation, Protection of habitats, Protection of species, Governance, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Procedural matters, Sub-national agreement, Marine mammals

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Endangered Species Committee (50 CFR 453.01-453.06).

Legislation | United States of America | 1985 (2015)

Keyword: Fishery management and conservation, Protection of species, High seas, Endangered species, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Protection of habitats

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

50 CFR § 10.1 - 10.22 - Taking, Possession, transportation, Sale, Purchase, Barter, Exportation, and Importation of Wildlife and Plants - General provisions.

Legislation | United States of America | 1973 (1988)

Keyword: Authorization/permit, Birds, Endangered species, Internal trade, International trade, Marine mammals, Migratory species, Protection of species, Research, Trade in species, Wild fauna, Wild flora

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

50 CFR § 12.1 - 12.51 - Taking, Possession, transportation, Sale, Purchase, Barter, Exportation, and Importation of Wildlife and Plants - Seizure and Forfeiture Procedures.

Legislation | United States of America | 1980 (2022)

Keyword: Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Birds, Endangered species, Internal trade, International trade, Marine mammals, Migratory species, Precautionary principle, Procedural matters, Protection of species, Trade in species, Wild fauna, Wild flora

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

50 CFR § 11.1 - 11.34 - Taking, Possession, transportation, Sale, Purchase, Barter, Exportation, and Importation of Wildlife and Plants - Civil Procedures.

Legislation | United States of America | 1974 (2023)

Keyword: Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Birds, Endangered species, Enforcement/compliance, Hunting/capture, Internal trade, International trade, Marine mammals, Offences/penalties, Protection of species, Trade in species, Wild fauna, Wild flora

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

50 CFR § 81.1 - 81.15 - Conservation of Endangered and Threatened species of Fish, Wildlife and Plants - Cooperation with the States.

Legislation | United States of America | 1975 (1984)

Keyword: Contract/agreement, Endangered species, Financing, Inspection, Management/conservation, Protection of species, Special fund, Wild fauna, Wild flora

Source: FAO, FAOLEX