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APES Laws/Treaties 3

Lytle APES Laws and Treaties - Wildlife

Endangered Species Act (ESA) (1973) Protects threatened & endangered species & their habitats. The US Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) & NOAA are the orgs responsible for enforcing the ESA, w/ the FWA in charge of keeping a global endangered species list.
Fish and Wildlife Act (1956) Establishes a comprehensive fish, shellfish, and wildlife resource policy with an emphasis on the commercial fishing industry. This is administered by the Department of the Interior.
Fur Seal Act (1966) Prohibits the taking of fur seals on U.S, lands except by indigenous peoples who live in the Pacific Northwest. It is administered by the Department of the Interior.
Lacy Act (1900) 1st passed to protect game species & wild birds, now expanded to include all plants & animals. Prohibits the trade in organisms that've been illegally taken, possessed, transported, or sold. Administered through the Depts of the Interior, Commerce, & Ag.
Migratory Bird Treaty Act (1918) Makes it unlawful to pursue, hunt, take, capture, kill, or sell birds that are listed as migratory. Includes live & dead birds as well as bird parts including feathers, eggs, & nests. Over 800 species are on the list. This act is administered by the DOI.
Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act (1990) Establishes rules and regulations to prevent the introduction and spread of introduced aquatic nuisance species, as well as the brown tree snake. This is administered by the Department of Agriculture.
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) (1993) Created to protect and maintain biodiversity, Including the sustainable use of resources and the sharing of newly developed genetic resources.
Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora(CITES) (1963 and 1973) Bans the international transportation of animal products taken from endangered species. This act ensures that the international trade in wild animals and plants does'nt threaten their survival. It currently provides protection to more than 33,000 species.
Convention of the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animal (CMS or Bon Convention) (1979) Aims to regulate and conserve migratory species, including avian, marine, and terrestrial organisms that cross national boundaries, protecting them throughout their migratory paths.
Polar Bear Treaty (1973) An agreement Canada, Denmark, Norway, Russia, and the United States to protect polar bears through conservation efforts, including limiting the hunting, killing, and capturing of bears. It also protects the ecosystems of polar bears.
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