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110 Sucesses of The Endangered Species Act

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The Center for Biological Diversity has launched a groundbreaking report, On Time, On Target: How the Endangered Species Act Is Saving America’s Wildlife, a powerful new review of the effectiveness of the Endangered Species Act.

The report provides an in-depth look at 110 protected species from all 50 states — from whales and sea turtles to foxes and whooping cranes — to determine how well the Act is working across the country.

The results are stunning: 90 percent of the studied species are recovering right on time to meet recovery goals set by federal scientists.

The study is a potent rebuke of recent critiques by right-wing politicians who deem the Act a failure. In fact, it’s just the opposite. The Center found that, again and again, wildlife and plants from every corner of the country are being saved from extinction and placed squarely on the road to recovery by the Endangered Species Act.

You can check out species in your area on this new interactive regional map of the 110 species.

Ultimately, the report should transform our national conversation about the strength and success of the Endangered Species Act, giving the Act solid protection from those who want to tear it down.

This is a great moment for all of us who care deeply for endangered plants and animals,so†please sign the Center for Biological Diversity’s petition and ask your senators to support the Endangered Species Act.

On the next pages, you can find some highlights of species who have been saved by the Act, or you can read the full report at www.ESAsuccess.org and share this important step forward on Facebook and Twitter.

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Photo credits: American alligator and island fox photos courtesy National Park Service, Black-footed ferret by Randy Matchett, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, California least tern courtesy Flickr Commons/USFWS Pacific Southwest Region

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11:54AM PDT on Jun 1, 2012

great!
we must keep on fighting

11:26AM PDT on Jun 1, 2012

interesting article, thanks for sharing :)

5:36PM PDT on May 26, 2012

When we as a people determine that ALL animals/organisims have a right to live on this planet, then life as we know it, will be forever enriched.

3:49AM PDT on May 25, 2012

GOOD, BUT NOT ENOUGH!

9:05PM PDT on May 23, 2012

All endangered species need to be protected to the greatest extent. Actually, all wildlife should be protected....

8:33PM PDT on May 23, 2012

thanks

7:56PM PDT on May 23, 2012

THAT IS GREAT YET STILL NOT ENOUGH TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE... AND THE DIFFERENCE IS GETTING ALL IN CONGRESS THE HELL OUT OF THERE FOR BETTER CHANGES; PREVENT NUTS LIKE PALIN FROM BEING IN ANY PUBLIC OFFICE OR IN THE PUBLIC EYE SPREADING THEIR VENOM...

THESE IDIOTS, AND GREEDY PEOPLE LIKE RANCHERS, ESPECIALLY THE CATTLEMEN'S ASSOCIATION, NEED TO BACK OFF BEFORE WE HAVE NO EARTH FOR THEM TO BE STUPID ON...

7:48PM PDT on May 23, 2012

Petition signed, thank you.

4:46PM PDT on May 23, 2012

keep up the great work!

3:58PM PDT on May 23, 2012

Thank you for your work in saving some of the other life forces on our planet.
That is the first step and now we need to add to the list.....there are billions of life forces still on our planet to save from the greed / ego lusts of the 1%.

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