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The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is a statute enacted in the United States in 1973 to conserve species and ecosystems.

Under its auspices, species facing possible extinction are listed as “threatened” or “endangered,” or as “candidate” species for such listings. When such a listing is made, recovery and conservation plans are drawn up to ensure the protection of the species and its habitat.

Source Publication:
Review of Fisheries in OECD Countries: Glossary, February 1998.

Statistical Theme: Agriculture and fisheries statistics - Environmental indicators for agriculture

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, March 4, 2003