Originally posted on support.nature.org
Humpback whales. Grizzly bears. The black-footed ferret. The Endangered Species Act is our best tool for ensuring the survival our nation’s most threatened wildlife as pressures to nature continue to grow. But now the act itself is under attack.
Recent attempts by Congress and the Administration to weaken the Endangered Species Act could drive some species toward extinction. From proposed bans on protecting specific species, to rolling back government agencies’ habitat protection responsibilities, to letting factors other than the best-available science drive listing decisions—these proposals put wildlife in greater jeopardy.