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Ch 7 laws ppt

Ch 7 laws ppt



Ch 7 Important laws to know

Ch 7 Important laws to know



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    • Endangered Species Act Enacted on Dec. 28, 1973
      • The most far-reaching law ever enacted by any nation for the preservation of endangered species.
      • The ESA provides stiff penalties for any performing any act found to be harmful to an endangered species including habitat destruction or degradation, hunting…
      • Today over 1000 animals are protected by this law.
    • How the ESA Works
      • Listing (can be the hardest part, must be added before any protection is given)
      • Critical Habitat (identifies areas that need special management, especially federal lands.)
      • Recovery Planning (road maps for species recovery and delisting)
      • Agency Actions (review of federal agency actions to assure tax dollars are not used in any way that harms endangered species)
    • Lacey Act
      • Original law in 1900
      • One of the earliest U.S. laws aimed at wildlife protection and conservation.
      • Originally a supplement to state laws protecting game and birds
      • Strengthened in 1926, 1930, 1947 by adding various game fish.
      Congressman John Lacey
      • 1981 and 1988 expanded to include the enforcement of federal, foreign and Indian tribal laws.
      • Today the act prohibits the interstate and international trade in illegally taken wildlife.
      • Applies to all wild animals, whether dead or alive, and to any part, product, egg or offspring, including captive-bred animals.
      • Provides for criminal and civil action against persons found in violation of this Act.
      • Includes seizures of all vessels, vehicles, aircraft or any equipment used to aid criminal violation of this Act.
      Yellowstone incident
    • CITES
      • Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
      • An international agreement between governments aimed at ensuring that international trade in wild species does not interfere with their survival
      • Regulations, permits, certifications issued
      • Agreed upon in 1973 by 80 countries, called parties, and in 1975 took effect.
      • Parties who join CITES voluntarily agree to be bound to the convention
      • Today there are 169 parties
    • Ivory now available in Zimbabwe Illegal snow leopard skins in Tibet
      • Species covered under CITES are listed in 3 Appendices
      • Appendix I : Species threatened with extinction. Trade permitted only under exceptional circumstances. (most protection)
      • Appendix II : Species in which trade must be controlled to ensure their survival
      • Appendix III : Species protected in at least one country, who have requested help from other CITES parties. ( least protection)