Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Proof: Endangered Species Act WORKS!

On Time, On Target: How the Endangered Species Act Is Saving America's Wildlife (The Center for Biological Diversity, May 2012), is a powerful new review of the effectiveness of the Endangered Species Act. The Center took an in-depth look at 110 protected species from all 50 states -- from whales and sea turtles to foxes and whooping cranes -- to determine how well the Act is working for them.

Click the fox below to read the report.

The results are stunning : 90 percent of the studied species are recovering right on time to meet recovery goals set by federal scientists.

This study is a potent rebuke of recent critiques by right-wing politicians who deemed the Act a failure. In fact, it is the opposite. Wildlife and plants from every corner of the country are being saved from extinction and placed squarely on the road to recovery by the Endangered Species Act.

You can check out species in your area on this new interactive regional map of the 110 species.

Ultimately, the report should transform our national conversation about the strength and success of the Endangered Species Act, giving the Act solid protection from those who want to tear it down.

Endangered Species Act is WORKING!

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