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What Is The Endangered Species Act?

The Endangered Species Act was enacted in 1973. It allows the Department of the Interior to protect wildlife and endangered species. It is a crime to buy, sell, possess, import or export endangered species including, but not limited to, the grizzly bear, ocelot, ivory­billed woodpecker, Florida panther, red wolf, etc.

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