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endangered species

A group threatened with extinction or destruction. For example, Workers willing to put in overtime without extra pay are an endangered species, or With the new budget cuts, public television has become an endangered species. This expression, originally referring to species of plants or animals in danger of dying out, began in the 1980s to be extended to anything or anyone becoming rare.
See also: species
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The problem of endangered species is significant for many reasons.
The corruption goes much deeper than one disgraced bureaucrat," says Suckling, who hopes the national lawsuit will help "expose just how thoroughly the disdain for science and for wildlife pervades the Bush administration's endangered species program.
Such monitoring is important, Watts says, because the needs of society conflict increasingly with those of endangered species.
Marlee Lauffer, spokeswoman for The Newhall Land and Farming Company, the region's largest developer and occasional target of endangered species litigation, supports reform.
However, the majority--49 plants and animals--went extinct while the federal government delayed endangered species protections, in many cases purposefully.
A preliminary ruling earlier this year in what has come to be known as the Tulare Lake case threatens to make protection of endangered species more expensive than anyone had anticipated, Haddock told reporters in October in Portland at the Society of Environmental Journalists annual meeting.
In that year, the endangered species program operated on a budget of about $30 million to care for the more than 500 U.
The Endangered Species Act (ESA), though well intentioned, fails to effectively foster species conservation by focusing exclusively on animal and plant preservation without regard for the interests of affected communities and land owners.
The roundleaf birch was the first tree to be added to the endangered species list.
In the debate over gutting the Endangered Species Act, the one species that seems in no need of protection is the red herring.
The Stephen's kangaroo rat, which lives on Garcia's land, is protected by the Endangered Species Act.
As an example of this last tactic, consider the following claim about the endangered species list made by Ray in 1993 on KKLA, a southern California religious radio station:
Department of the Interior has announced policy changes to the Endangered Species Act it says will give a greater voice to private landowners and may lead to a more predictable supply of timber.
With so many federal laws and regulations surrounding endangered species projects and conflicts, it is important for professionals in the environmental industry to stay informed of current legislation.
8, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Endangered Species Chocolate (ESC) is extending its current 3 ounce natural bar line with the addition of its new dark chocolate sea salt and almond bar and dark chocolate with cherry bar.
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