When was the Endangered Species Act passed?

Answer The Endangered Species Preservation Act was passed in 1966 by Congress. This allowed for the limited protection of endangered native animal species. Later, Congress passed the Endangered Species ... Read More »

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When was the Endangered Species Act passed in the Congo?

The Endangered Species Act was not passed in the Congo; rather, it began with the Endangered Species Preservation Act which was passed in the United States in 1966. In 1973, 80 countries signed the... Read More »

What does"endangered species"mean?

An endangered species is any species that is threatened with extinction in a particular habitat range. The population of an endangered species is so low that the gene pool diversity is adversely af... Read More »

How many endangered species are there in the U.S.?

According to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, there are 415 endangered animals and 644 endangered plants in the United States as of March 2, 2011. These statistics change often, as species are added... Read More »

When did the endangered species act become law?

The Endangered Species Preservation Act became law in 1966. The original act protected native species. A 1969 amendment allowed for protection of species at risk for global extinction, and the name... Read More »