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Endangered Species Act turns 40
by Staff Reports
December 24, 2013 01:23 PM | 2630 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Saturday will mark the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, the bipartisan legislation credited with saving hundreds of species from extinction. It was signed into law by President Richard Nixon Dec. 28, 1973.

This landmark law has been the catalyst for fully recovering 31 species, including the bald eagle, the eastern population of the Steller sea lion, the American alligator, the Lake Erie water snake and the Virginia northern flying squirrel. It continues to work today to protect and recover more than 2,100 animals and plants in the U.S. and around the world.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have assembled a wide range of resources to enable media to celebrate this historic occasion.


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