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Endangered & Threatened Species

Our website's unique compilation of sortable excerpts and links to more than 750 Editorial Board opinions from all 50 states and D.C. and dozens of Op-Eds on Endangered and Threatened Species reflect the vital importance of protecting and restoring species and habitats, including the essential role of federal courts. See CONGRESS, PRESIDENT REAGAN, COURTS AND EDITORIAL BOARDS AGREE: CITIZEN ACCESS TO COURT IS NEEDED TO ENFORCE ENVIRONMENTAL AND OTHER SAFEGUARDS (03/10/15)

Since 1973, the Endangered Species Act has helped prevent the extinction of our nation's wildlife treasures including beloved symbols of America such as the bald eagle, the Florida manatee and the California condor.

Only nine of the more than 1800 plants and animals currently protected by the act worldwide have been declared extinct, an astonishing success rate.

The Endangered Species Act provides added benefits to people by maintaining healthy natural systems that provide us with clean air and water, food, medicines and other products that we all need to live healthy lives.

We owe it to our children and grandchildren to be good stewards of the environment and leave behind a legacy of protecting endangered species and the special places they call home.

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