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The Effect of the Endangered Species Act on California

Aaminah Mohammad, Contributor

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Humans have always been and still are the biggest threats to animals living in the wild. Around the world many animals are facing different problems caused by humans such as loss of habit occupied by humans, effects of climate change caused by humans, invasive species introduced by humans, and poaching done by humans. These ongoing and continous threats broughT on by humans have been reducing the population of many animals drastically, making them some of the endangered species living in this world classified by the  the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). There are many animals today which are endangered and our job as humans is to help recover the number of animals that once lived. Some of the existing highly endangered species exist in the state of California and thanks to the many organizations aiding are slowly gaining back their numbers. The animals that had once been the top few endangered species are recovering thanks to the Endangered Species Act which is protecting around 1300 different species.These animals include the El Segundo Blue Butterfly, the Southern Sea Otter, the Peregrine Falcon, the Humpback Whale, the Bald Eagle and the Green Sea Turtle.

The El Segundo Blue Butterfly is only found in one common location… California. In California it only resides in either Los Angeles or Santa Barbara. Due to construction and housing, the population had gone down up to 90%. The population suddenly decreased to only about 1,000 then to 500. In 2011, the population slowly grew to 123,000 after it was enlisted as endangered. The Southern Sea Otter was a species that had once existed in their thousands. Later, fur trade had decreased their number to only around 50. The numbers os species later recovered. The peregrine falcon is a fascinating bird that has the ability to dive at tp to 200 mi per hour. The population was around 3,900 but, declined to only up to 324 being considered extinct in the East. The numbers slowly increased and there are around 3,500 individuals today. In the past, the whales population dramatically decreased due to the Whaling Industry including the Humpback Whales. However, recent efforts have pushed the numbers up. The Bald Eagle has been the first federally protected species after research found that there were only 480 nests. Later the population grew to 14,000. The Green Sea Turtle had become endangered due to overharvest in its home- the Gulf of California. They still face many threats today, their numbers have slowly increased.

All of the different species mentioned above have all been enlisted under the Endangered Species Act. This act has been able to raise the population of many endangered species and help them raise their population back. Due to this act, the many threats faced by the endangered species andcaused by humans have been greatly reduced.

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