Share via Email This article is over 2 years old A victim of poachers in Kenya: Researchers from WWF and the Zoological Society of London compiled the report from scientific data and found that the destruction of wild habitats, hunting and pollution were to blame. The creatures being lost range from mountains to forests to rivers and the seas and include well-known endangered species such as elephants and gorillas and lesser known creatures such as vultures and salamanders.
Jared Saylor, Defenders of Wildlife,jsaylor defenders. The status of ESA recovery plans.
Contrary to the rhetoric of anti-wildlife politicians and their corporate backers, the Endangered Species Act is not broken — it is being starved of the resources needed to effectively save species from extinction.
Please join our experts for an in-depth discussion of this new study today at Among eligible listed species, Defenders of Wildlife found that nearly 25 percent lack final recovery plans; half of plans have taken more than five years to finalize after listing; half of recovery plans are more than 20 years old; and there is significant variation in planning between agencies, and among regions and taxonomic groups.
Nearly one-fourth of eligible listed species have no plan for recovery and more than half of existing recovery plans are more than 20 years old. The Act has had decades of success in saving wildlife from extinction, but it needs funding and resources to develop timely, scientifically sound recovery plans that protect wildlife and their habitat.
With this emerging crisis at hand, Congress should be working to fund this important law, not weaken it. Less than one-fifth of listed species received a recovery plan within 2.
Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service should update their recovery planning policies to allow early and continuous engagement of the public, to make draft recovery plans available within 1.
And most of all, the Services should seek the funding they need to plan for and take the action necessary to recover imperiled species. See our infographic on the number of ESA-listed species and species with recovery plans, through the years here.
Additional Findings from the Report Recovery plans have evolved significantly over the years. Recovery plans from the s are rarely more than several dozen pages in length while recent plans are more substantial.
Sinceabout species have been listed as threatened or endangered, new plans have been published, and other plans have been updated. Now, with a new batch of species likely to be listed in the coming decade FWS,there is a need to understand and, as necessary, improve the status of ESA recovery planning.
Of the species lacking an official plan, 98 6. Species in multispecies plans had a time-to-plan approximately 1. The age distribution of current recovery plans is highly variable, with a median recovery plan age of This is the world we live in.
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Nov 01, · Photo Ark: Saving Species One Photo at a Time Many of the species that keep our planet diverse and healthy are rapidly disappearing in the . The Living Planet Report documents the state of the planet—including biodiversity, ecosystems, and demand on natural resources—and what it means for humans and wildlife.
Published by WWF every two years, the report brings together a variety of research to provide a comprehensive view of the.