An Act To provide for the conservation of endangered and threatened species of fish, wildlife, and plants, and for other purposes

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Summary

  • The United States has pledged itself as a sovereign state in the international community to conserve to the extent practicable the various species of fish or wildlife and plants facing extinction, pursuant to (A) migratory bird treaties with Canada and Mexico; (B) the Migratory and Endangered Bird Treaty with Japan; ♭ the Convention on Nature Protection and Wildlife Preservation in the Western Hemisphere; (D) the International Convention for the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries; (E) the International Convention for the High Seas Fisheries of the North Pacific Ocean; (F) the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora; and (G) other international agreements.
  • The Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, in conjunction with other affected agencies, is authorized and directed to review (1) species of plants which are now or may become endangered or threatened and (2) methods of adequately conserving such species, and to report to Congress, within one year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the results of such review including recommendations for new legislation or the amendment of existing legislation. The Endangered Species Conservation Act of 1969 is repealed.
  • There are authorized to be appropriated (A) not to exceed $4,000,000 for fiscal year 1974, not to exceed $8,000,000 for fiscal year 1975 and not to exceed $10,000,000 for fiscal year 1976, to enable the department of the Interior to carry out such functions and responsibilities as it may have been given under this Act; and (B) not to exceed $2,000,000 for fiscal year 1974, $1,500,000 for fiscal year 1975 and not to exceed $2,000,000 for fiscal year 1976, to enable the department of Commerce to carry out functions and responsibilities it may have been given under this Act. No provision of this Act shall take precedence over any more restrictive conflicting provision of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972.

Author

93d Congress, Sess. 1, 1973

Subject

  • Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
  • Convention on Nature Protection and Wildlife Preservation in the Western Hemisphere
  • United States Endangered Species Act of 1973
  • Endangered Species Conservation Act of 1969
  • International Convention for the High Seas Fisheries of the North Pacific Ocean
  • International Convention for the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries
  • United States Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972
  • Migratory and Endangered Bird Treaty with Japan

Category

Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 87 Stat. 884
  • Title 16, Conservation
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Notes

This Act may be cited as the "Endangered Species Act of 1973".

Contained within

87 Stat. 884 (1973); Pub. L. No. 93-205 (Book)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

  • 1974
  • 12/28/1973

Topic

  • Extinction (Biology)
  • Endangered ecosystems
  • Finance
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Amendments (Parliamentary practice)
  • Wildlife
  • Rare plants
  • Plants
  • Habitat conservation
  • Repeal of legislation
  • Endangered species
  • Plants--Extinction
  • Wildlife conservation

Form/Genre

Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 20; Page Numbers: 884-903

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