Endangered Species Act
For more than 40 years, 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 ten of the more than 2,100 plants and animals currently protected by the Act worldwide have been declared extinct, which is 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.
- Chart of ESA Attacks in the 114th Congress
- The Endangered Species Act: What Good Are They?
- The Endangered Species Act: Just the Facts
- The Endangered Species Act: Bang For Our Buck
- Back From The Brink In The Northeast
- Back From The Brink In The Southeast
- Back From The Brink In The Southwest
- Back From The Brink In The West
- Assault on Wildlife: The Endangered Species Act Under Attack
- ESA and Wolves Under Attack
- Economic Benefits of the ESA
- Funding for Wildlife and Habitat