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an endangered species

A type of something that is already very rare or could soon become rare. I worry that this type of work will soon be an endangered species if funding keeps getting cut.
See also: endanger, species

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: endanger, species
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This poll is a powerful rebuke of those in Congress who want to tear the Endangered Species Act apart," said Bill Snape, senior counsel at the (http://http://www.
Under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), species can be listed as either endangered or threatened.
Bryan Gilvesy, a farmer in Norfolk County, is enthusiastic about the ministry's incentive-based approach to stewardship, as it is "not punishing people for having endangered species on their property.
Suckling maintains that the de-emphasis on endangered species protection comes straight from the White House.
Even brainwashed legislators would be unlikely to impose direct taxes to knee-cap the economy, but they go along with the activists and regulators who would use the Endangered Species Act to do this indirectly.
Even though bald eagles are making a strong return, some scientists aren't sure that these birds should be removed from the endangered species list anytime soon.
Nabbing poachers is critical to protecting wildlife Globally, the illegal sale of wild animals and their body parts--from bear hides to elephant tusks--yields about $5 billion a year Even though many of these wild animal species are protected under the Endangered Species Act.
The Pombo bill is a death blow to the safety net of the Endangered Species Act,'' said Peter Galvin, conservation director for the center.
We just thought it fit the Endangered Species Act as well as some of the other species that have been listed," Gardner says.
Together, these species' stories document how the failure to implement the Endangered Species Act adequately and in a timely manner has allowed the extinction of many of these plants and animals.
DOD and other federal land managers have taken some steps to implement interagency cooperative efforts to manage endangered species on a regional basis, but the extent to which they are using this approach for military training ranges is limited.
In the case of the Endangered Species Act the three S's (shoot, shovel and shut up) evolved as a way for some landowners to deal with it.
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Acting for Endangered Species: The Statutory Ark presents a political and legal history of the Endangered Species Act, illustrating how and why the statute has become so controversial.
Discovering Endangered Species is a comprehensive yet simple introduction to the concept of endangered species and habitat conservation.
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