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The Endangered Species Act (ESA) doesn't just prevent individual species from going extinct. As our nation's most far-reaching wildlife conservation law, it protects the entire web of life that sustains us all. Though often hard to quantify, the benefits derived from conserving wildlife habitat and imperiled species reach every single one of us. We rely on innumerable plants and animals for medicine, jobs, recreation, clean water and abundant natural resources. By safeguarding critical wildlife habitat and creating a healthy environment, the ESA also ensures America's long-term prosperity. Read more about the economic benefits of the ESA in this report: "The Endangered Species Act: Bang For Our Buck."
Signed into law in 1973, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) aspires to prevent extinction, recover imperiled plants and animals, and protect the ecosystems on which they depend. For a basic overview of what the ESA does, read this Endangered Species Act primer.
Both the Senate and the House Agriculture Committee bills increased crop insurance subsidies – a change that encourages farmers to plow up habitat that is valuable for species such as the swift fox.
The Endangered Species Act helps provide clean air and clean water and protect natural resources that are a boon to the economy.

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