Sea turtles on the road to full recovery thanks to Endangered Species Act
Sea turtles, whales, sea otters and manatees recovering from extinction on the road to full recovery thanks to Endangered Species Act
Back in 1973, out of concern and fear that many of Americas native plants and
animals were in danger of extinction, Congress passed the Endangered Species
Act that in the meantime not only saved whales, sea turtles, sea otters and
manatees from extinction, it dramatically increased their population numbers,
putting them solidly on the road to full recovery. We should celebrate the Endangered Species Act
track record of reducing harms from water pollution, overfishing, beach habitat
destruction and killing.
Humans often destroy marine ecosystems, but it seems
that with strong laws and careful stewardship, we can also restore them, causing
wildlife numbers to go way up.