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Happy Birthday, Dear Endangered Species Act – December 27, 2013

California is a great example for how to protect threatened species

Forty years ago tomorrow — on December 28, 1973 — President Richard Nixon signed the Endangered Species Act (ESA) into law. This landmark legislation has defined America’s commitment to wildlife conservation ever since. The ESA and other bedrock environmental laws such as the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts affirm for all Americans that we are a nation dedicated to conserving our natural heritage for future generations — through our national parks and refuges, through clean air and water, and by protecting our wildlife.

Bald EaglePhoto by Pen WaggenerIn the four decades since the ESA’s passage, more than 1,200 plants and animals in the… more

by: Kimberley Delfino

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