Endangered Species Act Amendment: S.935

Kyle Parker and Tommy Ronayne answer your questions, like: “What is the Endangered Species Act?” “Why is it important?” “What is the S.935 Amendment?” “What do we do?!?!?”

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Endangered Species Management Self-Determination Act, S. 935, 115th Cong. (2017):
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/935

Overview and language for the ESA:
Endangered Species Act | Overview. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Endangered Species Program, 1 Nov. 2017, www.fws.gov/endangered/laws-policies/.

Recommendations for fixing the ESA:
Doak, Daniel F., et al. “Recommendations for Improving Recovery Criteria under the US Endangered Species Act.” OUP Academic, Oxford University Press, 15 Jan. 2015, academic.oup.com/bioscience/article/65/2/189/2754286.
Information regarding how the law is implemented, and who has enforcement power:
Easter-Pilcher, Andrea. “Implementing the Endangered Species Act.” BioScience, vol. 46, no. 5, 1996, pp. 355–363. JSTOR, JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/1312949.

Analysis of current ESA practices and suggestions for fixing flaws:
Schwartz, Mark W. “The Performance of the Endangered Species Act.” Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics, vol. 39, 2008, pp. 279–299. JSTOR, JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/30245164.

Suggestions for fixing the ESA:
Simmons, Randy T. “Fixing the Endangered Species Act.” The Independent Review, vol. 3, no. 4, 1999, pp. 511–536. JSTOR, JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/24560818.

Analysis of current ESA practices:
Taylor, Martin F.J., et al. “The Effectiveness of the Endangered Species Act: A Quantitative Analysis.” BioScience, vol. 55, no. 4, 2005, pp. 360–367. JSTOR, JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/10.1641/0006-3568(2005)055[0360:teotes]2.0.co;2.

National Poll of support for the Endangered Species Act:
Tulchin, Ben. “Poll on Endangered Species Act.” Survey. Tulchin Research: Polling and Strategic Consulting. 28 September 2015. Web.
Information regarding the provided example of an ESA driven species recovery:
West Virginia Northern Flying Squirrel. U S Fish and Wildlife Service, Mar. 2013, www.fws.gov/northeast/newsroom/wvnfsq.html.

Mountain Monsters spoof: Meemz, Pawpaw, and the Woman of the Woods

My grandparents had a little too much fun parodying one of their favorite cheesy mocumentaries. They sent me the videos, I stitched them together with some additions for dramatic effect & plot depth, and returned with this beauty. I don’t think they’ve laughed so hard in a while!
Channel: Kyle Parker
Published: 2017-11-23 05:01:29
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Jeff Corwin Testimony on the Endangered Species Act Highlights July 19 2017

Well-known wildlife biologist and television host Jeff Corwin testifies on the importance of preserving the Endangered Species Act and rejecting Republican attacks on the law at at July 19, 2017, hearing of the House Natural Resources Committee. You can learn more at http://democrats-naturalresources.house.gov.
Channel: House Natural Resources Committee Democrats
Published: 2017-07-19 18:46:04
Duration: 6M8S
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The Endangered Species Act celebrates a milestone

National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore looks back on a pioneering law signed by President Richard Nixon 40 years ago that has rescued threatened species from extinction.
Channel: CBS Sunday Morning
Published: 2013-12-29 16:21:16
Duration: 3M7S
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Chairman Barrasso: The Endangered Species Act Needs to be Modernized

U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), delivered the following remarks at a committee oversight hearing on “Modernization of the Endangered Species Act (ESA).” The hearing focused on the need to modernize the ESA in order to better improve recovery rates and the eventual delisting of recovered species. (February 15, 2017)
Channel: EPW GOP
Published: 2017-02-15 15:42:38
Duration: 4M49S
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Why We Can’t Agree On Which Species Are Endangered

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Unfortunately, there is not one official list of all the endangered animals in the world based on a set of criteria agreed upon by the world.

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Sources:

Nation Marks Lacey Act Centennial, 100 Years Of Federal Wildlife Law Enforcement:
http://www.fws.gov/cno/news/2000/2000-98.htm

“One hundred years ago, on May 25, President William McKinley signed the Lacey Act, givingthe United States its first far-reaching federal wildlife protection law and setting the stage for a century of progress in safeguarding wildlife resources.”

Endangered Species Act:
http://www.fws.gov/international/laws-treaties-agreements/us-conservation-laws/endangered-species-act.html

“The Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973 is a key legislation for both domestic and international conservation. The act aims to provide a framework to conserve and protect endangered and threatened species and their habitats.”

Federal Wildlife Law of the 20th Century:
https://www.animallaw.info/article/federal-wildlife-law-20th-century

“We live in a riot of environmental legislation. No other field of law has grown into so much from so little in so short a time. Twenty years ago, about the lifetime of a young law student, the first new federal environmental programs were barely crawling out of their caves.”

The Endangered Species Act Works: 100 Success Stories:
http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/campaigns/esa_works/

“The Endangered Species Act is one of the most successful environmental laws in U.S. history and America’s foremost tool for protecting biodiversity.”

Endangered Species:
http://www.earthtimes.org/encyclopaedia/environmental-issues/endangered-species/

“A study in Nature suggested the without some form of radical change 25% of the world’s land animals will become extinct within the next 50 years.”

Australian endangered species list:
http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/science-environment/2014/06/australian-endangered-species-list

“According to the IUCN Red List of endangered species, Australia has 86 animal species that are considered Critically Endangered.”

11 Ways Technology Stops Crime Against Endangered Animals:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/07/150706-wildlife-crime-technology-poaching-endangered-animals/

“A ranger on patrol against rhino poachers in Kenya’s Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in 2010 uses a two-way radio to communicate with other patrols. The Kenya ranger service recently introduced a more efficient digital radio network.”

DNA marker technology for wildlife conservation:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1319562X11000234

“Use of molecular markers for identification of protected species offers a greater promise in the field of conservation biology. The information on genetic diversity of wildlife is necessary to ascertain the genetically deteriorated populations so that better management plans can be established for their conservation.”

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Channel: Science Plus
Published: 2016-02-07 02:07:07
Duration: 10M33S
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