The Endangered Species Act Argumentative Essay by Zildjian

The Endangered Species Act
An analysis of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 and changes proposed by the House of Representatives.
# 91487 | 1,787 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2006 | US

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This paper makes the argument that the proposed changes to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) are not intended to help it. It argues that they are changes that would limit the power of the ESA to protect species. It concludes that the proposed changes are politically motivated and should be not be accepted.

The Introduction of H.R. 3824
What H.R. 3824 Changes

From the Paper:

"The Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973 was created to "provide a means whereby the ecosystems upon which endangered species and threatened species depend may be conserved, to provide a program for the conservation of such endangered species and threatened species-" (6). The Wildlife Society (TWS) fully supports the ESA, what it does, and how it works. Under the ESA, there have been nine recorded extinctions from the list of 1,272 species that receive protection. TWS claims that the number of extinctions would be far greater if not for the ESA and even though nine species have been lost, the ESA is a success (8, 10)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Aanestad, S. 2005. Whither the Endangered Species Act? Changes needed to restore jobs. San Francisco Chronicle, 28 September 2005. Accessed 30 October 2006. <>.
  • Bean, M.J. 2006. The Endangered Species Act under threat. BioScience. 56 (2):98.
  • Coile, Z. 2005. Rewriting Endangered Species Act: House Resources panel's OK expected as critics complain. Chronicle Washington Bureau, 20 September 2005. Accessed 30 October 2006. <>.
  • Committee on Resources. H.R. 3824: The Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Act. Background and Need. Accessed 30 October 2006. <>.
  • Congressman Richard Pombo's Biography [Homepage]. Accessed 08 November 2006. <>.

Cite this Argumentative Essay:

APA Format

The Endangered Species Act (2007, January 19) Retrieved December 06, 2022, from

MLA Format

"The Endangered Species Act" 19 January 2007. Web. 06 December. 2022. <>