Salt Creek Tiger Beetle - Endangered Species Act Persuasive Essay by Nicky

A discussion on the issues relating to the endangered status of the salt creek tiger beetle.
# 151031 | 963 words | 3 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on May 18, 2012 in Environmental Studies (Wildlife Protection)


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Description:

The paper discusses whether the federal government should be involved in an expensive program that sets aside critical habitat for a subspecies that numbers only three or four hundred beetles. The paper looks at the economic ramifications of such a move and at the threats and factors contributing to the beetle's potential demise. The paper asserts that it is not too late to save the beetle, and society should do whatever is necessary under the law to protect endangered subspecies and species, based on solid, believable science.

Outline:
Introduction
Issues Pertaining to Endangered Status
Conclusion

From the Paper:

"Should the federal government be involved in an expensive program that sets aside "critical habitat" for a subspecies that numbers only three or four hundred beetles? This question can best be answered by referring to the statute, The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (amended in 1978). According to the Department of the Interior, the law states that "any subspecies of fish or wildlife or plants and any other group of fish or wildlife of the same species or smaller taxa in common spatial arrangement that interbreed when mature" may be designated as endangered. Nothing in the law restricts the possibility of a subspecies becoming an endangered species due to limited population or reduced habitat, hence, the beetle is eligible.
"Moreover, when the Secretary of the Interior is giving consideration to a species or subspecies being placed on the Endangered Species List (ESL), the secretary must take into account the "distinct population segment" - section 4(a)(1) - which in the case of the beetle was justified. Indeed, the beetle was listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) as an endangered species in 2005, and was listed as endangered under Nebraska's endangered species act in 2000. Further, the law passed by Congress implores the Interior Secretary to designate species as endangered only "...sparingly and only when the biological evidence indicates that such action is warranted" (www.fws.gov)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Northwest Economic Associates. (2007). Economic Analysis of Critical Habitat DesignationFor Salt Creek Tiger Beetle. Report Prepared for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, ArlingtonVirginia. Retrieved Oct. 27, 2009, from http://www.fws.gov.
  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. (2006). Commonly Asked Questions and Answers AboutProposed Critical Habitat Designation for the Salt Creek Tiger Beetle. Retrieved Oct.26, 2009, from http://www.fws.gov.
  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (2009). Recovery Outline for the Salt Creek Tiger Beetle.Retrieved Oct. 27, 2009, from http://www.fws.gov.

Cite this Persuasive Essay:

APA Format

Salt Creek Tiger Beetle - Endangered Species Act (2012, May 18) Retrieved December 09, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/persuasive-essay/salt-creek-tiger-beetle-endangered-species-act-151031/

MLA Format

"Salt Creek Tiger Beetle - Endangered Species Act" 18 May 2012. Web. 09 December. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/persuasive-essay/salt-creek-tiger-beetle-endangered-species-act-151031/>

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