Endangered Species Act

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The Endangered Species act regulates the behaviors of federal agencies when interacting with species that are in decline such that they face a risk of extinction, and provides tools for regulating, incenting or disincenting the behaviors of others.

The act begins with "The Congress finds and declares that various species of fish, wildlife and plants in the United States have been rendered extinct as a consequence of economic growth and development untempered by adequate concern and conservation;"

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