Section by Section: Dismantling the ESA?

Section by Section: Dismantling the ESA?

Signed by President Nixon in 1973, the ESA protects threatened and endangered species and their habitats, safeguarding the species from extinction. Unfortunately, some of these protections may soon be stripped away or weakened, leaving threatened and endangered species more vulnerable. The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) just announced its intention to change two fundamental parts of how the ESA is implemented, sections 4 and 7. Learn more about what exactly this would mean for threatened and endangered species here.

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Jacob Malcom
Director

As Director in the Center for Conservation Innovation at Defenders, Jacob leads CCI’s work at the intersection of science, technology, and policy to improve conservation outcomes, especially for threatened and endangered species.