Recovering endangered species

Implementing species recovery programmes
Developing species recovery outlines

The US Endangered Species Act, implemented in 1973, created a "perfect duty" to save each species equally, but did not provide for the means to carry it out. The law was passed by legislators unaware of the magnitude of the problem and how difficult it would be for the Fish and Wildlife Service to properly enforce it. It has had little success. Although it has helped some, species recovery has been a dismal 100 to 1 ratio of recoveries. As of 1994 there were 840 endangered species and 21 species that had recovered and had been taken off the list.

Type Classification:
D: Detailed strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal