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Ap Earth LAWS/PPL Unit 2
Terms in this set (17)
Endangered Species Act
(1973) identifies threatened and endangered species in the U.S., and puts their protection ahead of economic considerations
1964; established 9.1 million aces of federally-protected wilderness in national forests for use of American people; aim is to keep wildlife and habitat as primitive as possible
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act
Authorizes financial and technical assistance to the States for the development, revision, and implementation of conservation plans and programs for nongame fish and wildlife.
Marine Mammal Protection Act
1972 - Federal law that gives responsibility of protecting marine animals to the Department of Commerce and the Department of the Anterior; in 1994 you can't harrass marine mammals; doesn't protect polar bear trophies import/export
A U.S. act that prohibits interstate shipping of all illegally harvested plants and animals.
Fish and Wildlife Act
(1956) Established a comprehensive national fish and shellfish resource policy directed primarily to industry
Noise Control Act
Works toward reducing and eliminating noise pollution that poses a threat to human health and welfare.
an amendment to the international treaty on climate change designed to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases emitted by specific countries
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species *
CITES; 1975; the washington convention a multilateral treaty to protect endangered plants and animals
George Perkins Marsh
An inventor, diplomat, politician, and scholar, his classic work, "Man and Nature, or Physical Geography as Modified by Human Action," provided the first description of the extent to which natural systems had been impacted by human actions.
26th president, known for: conservationism, trust-busting, Hepburn Act, safe food regulations, "Square Deal," Panama Canal, Great White Fleet, Nobel Peace Prize for negotiation of peace in Russo-Japanese War
The Monkey Wrench Gang. noted for his advocacy of environmental issues, criticism of public land policies. anarchist political views. Inspiration to radical environmental groups.
English natural scientist who formulated a theory of evolution by natural selection (1809-1882)
Environment Protection Agency: an independent federal agency established to coordinate programs aimed at reducing pollution and protecting the environment
US Fish and Wildlife Service
is a federal government agency within the United States Department of the Interior dedicated to the management of fish, wildlife, and natural habitats. The mission of the agency reads as "working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people."
National Estuary Program
1987: designed to identify nationally significant estuaries and to restore and protect them
This was a French-descended naturalist who painted wildlife, especially birds, and published many of them in his beautifully illustrated Birds of America, through which he attained considerable popularity.
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