Regulations

The Endangered Species Act 101: Habitat

Wildlife depend on habitat to survive. Megan Evansen, our Conservation Science & Policy Analyst, looks at the Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep as an example of how endangered species rely on critical habitat for food and shelter.

California's Desert Tortoise

After existing for millions of years in the California desert, the desert tortoise is experiencing continued, rapid population declines throughout its range. Many of the threats to tortoise are human related, including military base expansion, road …

The Endangered Species Act 101

Learn how the Endangered Species Act (ESA) works in our new series! Meg Evansen, our Conservation Science & Policy Analyst, explains the Endangered Species Act in under 90 seconds in this helpful a series of primers. Click on the links and read …

The Endangered Species Act 101: An Overview

In Part 1 of our ESA series, our Conservation Science & Policy Analyst, Meg Evansen, uses sea turtles to help illustrate why the ESA is essential for the recovery of endangered species.

The Endangered Species Act 101: Section 4

Part 2 of our new ESA series breaks down Section 4 - an important section for giving Florida panthers and other species protections. Here, Meg explains how Section 4 helps endangered species move towards the ultimate goal of recovery.

The Endangered Species Act 101: Section 7

Part 3 of the series explores how Section 7 helps recover endangered species like grizzly bears. Meg looks at how Section 7 provides solutions for both, grizzly bears and people, as we work to protect wildlife from extinction.

The Endangered Species Act 101: Section 9

In the final chapter of our ESA series, Part 4, Meg walks through Section 9 of the Endangered Species Act. She uses whooping cranes as an example of how these protections make sure that listed species are afforded the opportunity to recover.

The Endangered Species Act: Trump Administration Regulations

Disregarding more than 800,000 public comments opposing its proposal to weaken implementation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Trump administration finalized its sweeping rewrite of ESA regulations that undermine the conservation of …