12 Jul '11, 5pm

Historic Agreement Moves 757 Imperiled Species Toward Endangered Species Act Protection

While today’s agreement encompasses nearly all the species on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s official list of “candidates” for Endangered Species Act protection, two-thirds of the species in the agreement (499) are not on the list. This corresponds with the conclusion of numerous scientists and scientific societies that the extinction crisis is vastly greater than existing federal priority systems and budgets.

Full article: http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/20...

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