The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is considered one of the strongest laws in the world for protecting wildlife, and for good reason. Take sea turtles, for example: The ESA requires the creation of a plan for sea turtle recovery, provides protections for their critical habitat, and protects them from harassment and harm. All of these requirements can help in the fight to protect imperiled wildlife like sea turtles and make sure they have the best shot at recovery.if all parts of the ESA work as designed. Monitoring is essential to ensure that the ESA is being followed. Read more here.