Endangered Species Program: Information on How Funds Are Allocated and What Activities Are Emphasized

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DIANE Publishing, 2002 - Nature - 71 pages
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The Endangered Species Act of 1973 helps conserve plant & animal species facing extinction as well as their habitats. The Dept. of the Interior delegated its responsibility for the Endangered Species Act to the Fish & Wildlife Service, which established an endangered species program (ESP) within its ecological services program to implement the requirements of the act. This is a review of several aspects of the Service's implementation of the endangered species program. This report provides info. on: (1) how the Service budgets & allocates its ESP funds; & (2) how field office staff spent their time in the ESP in FY 2001. Certain factors were identified that affected the implementation of the endangered species program.

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