Endangered Species Act

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Endangered Species Act

A federal law originally intended to protect endangered species on federal land, but expanded to include protections wherever found, including private property.The existence of a protected species on one's land may prevent development or dramatically increase the expenses.This is not considered a condemnation,so there is no government compensation.

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Malasi Tree Park and Wildlife Sanctuary Critical Habitat in Barangay San Antonio, Cabagan, Isabela;
This conflict is particularly problematic when it involves competing beneficial uses of federal public lands--the protection of endangered species' critical habitat and the designation of the same land for land-based renewable energy projects.
The agency designated 24,527 acres of critical habitat in California, Oregon and Washington as the result of a settlement reached after a lawsuit was filed by the Center for Biological Diversity in 2008.
Altogether, these closures total approximately 198,940 [km.sup.2] (58,000 [nmi.sup.2]) in waters off Alaska and encompass extensive portions of the area designated as critical habitat by NMFS in 1993 (Fig.
Summary: Alaska Native groups worried about losing tax revenues and royalties from oil development filed a lawsuit Friday challenging the federal government's designation of critical habitat for threatened polar bears on the state's oil-rich North Slope.
Sydney, Australia, April 11, 2011 - (ABN Newswire) - Buccaneer Energy Limited (ASX:BCC) (PINK:BCGYF) is pleased to provide background and clarification to the April 8, 2011 (US time) National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration ("NOAA") final rule designating critical habitat for the beluga whale, which was first proposed for listing under the Endangered Species Act ("ESA") in 2008.
If a species is listed, the ESA typically requires the designation of critical habitat. Critical habitat includes specific areas containing features essential to the conservation of the species and that may require special management considerations or protection.
Fish and Wildlife Service announced its plan to designate critical habitat areas in the Southwest for endangered jaguars.
Ecojustice (formerly the Sierra Defence Fund) alleges that the department has failed to legally protect critical habitat of B.C.'s most iconic marine mammals: the endangered southern resident and threatened northern resident killer whales.

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