Endangered Species Act

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U.S. Senate Gears Up for ESA Battle
In the coming weeks the U.S. Senate will begin discussions on changes to the ESA. In recent weeks one piece of legislation was introduced by Senators Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) which promotes cooperative conservation and tax incentives for property owners...more

U.S. House Passes Updates to ESA Legislation
September 29th, 2005 the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3824 - Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Act (TESRA)...more

Overview of the ESA
Do you have questions about how the Endangered Species Act is administered and who it applies to? Learn more about the Endangered Species Act - and how we can strengthen and update it to actually recover species.


In the coming weeks, the buzz will grow louder and stronger surrounding the Endangered Species Act and efforts in the U.S. Senate to update the important Act.

What can you do today?
We're building grassroots momentum. The U.S. Senate is poised to act. Write your U.S. Senators now and tell them to strengthen, update and modernize the Endangered Species Act.

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Save Our Species Alliance

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Save Our Species Alliance is a national grassroots campaign dedicated to supporting efforts in the U.S. Congress and the Administration for updating and modernizing the federal Endangered Species Act.

It has been 30 years since the Endangered Species Act became law. In that time, less than one percent of listed species have been recovered. In fact, only 10 species in North America have been recovered out of more than 1,200 that were listed since the Act was made law.

It is time to update the ESA through common sense changes so we do a better job of actually recovering endangered species.

Learn more about our goals and who we are.


News Coverage on the Efforts in the Senate

  • Feds spend more than $1B on ESA - 02-19-06
  • Congressman Pombo says "Update the Species Act" - 02-15-06
  • Diverse bipartisan leadership drafting legislation to update the ESA - 01/12/06
  • Interior Secretary Backs ESA Revamp - 01/08/06

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