endangered species

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a species whose numbers are so small that the species is at risk of extinction

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The database includes mammals, birds and reptiles, whereas nearly 26 per cent of these are endangered species.
The clear intent of this hearing is to begin the process of gutting the endangered species act.
At the high school and college level, endangered species provides students a chance to explore the interrelationships of science, technology, and society.
Ontario's recently updated Endangered Species Act incorporates a variety of flexibility instruments including permits and stewardship agreements.
At stake in the suit is the removal of one species from the endangered species list, the refusal to grant Endangered Species Act protections to three other species, proposals to remove or downgrade protection for seven animals, and the stripping of protection from 8.
Facing lawsuits by environmental groups, the administration responded by proposing to list the polar bear as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act.
In 1995 the Roodes built an advanced veterinary facility and took on captive breeding of endangered species such as the African wild dog, black-footed cat, blue crane and ground hornbill.
A law called the Endangered Species Act (ESA) also helped.
Lying on the ground in front of them is the carcass of a 225 kilogram (500 pound) grizzly bear--a species protected under the Endangered Species Act.
She said many of the trade group's members have faced litigation, despite their willingness to work with state and federal agencies to preserve endangered species.
None of this deterred Alan Gardner, a commissioner in Utah's Washington County and vociferous critic of the 1973 Endangered Species Act, from filing an application to get the species listed under the act last December.
However, in a tragic case of political interference, the federal government did not place the pearly mussel on the endangered species list until 1987, well after the enactment of the Endangered Species Act that is meant to protect species such as these--and a full seven years after the animal had become extinct.
Military lands provide habitat for more than 300 species that must be protected under the Endangered Species Act and many other species that may become endangered.
One of the more challenging regulations that many winegrape growers must deal with, or try to avoid, is the Endangered Species Act.
The new relationship will support endangered species protection through the creation of a new Preserve Jr Endangered Species collection of Recycline's environmentally friendly Preserve Jr toothbrushes for children.
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