April 29, 2010
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Opening quote endangered species works
The Endangered Species Act works, and there is no better example of that than the burgeoning population of gray wolves in northern Wisconsin.
ESA increased whooping crane population 10 fold
Since the Endangered Species Act was passed in 1973, the population has grown nearly tenfold, to 468 birds. Those in Congress familiar with the history of crane conservation certainly understood in 1973that ensuring the bird's future would require many more decades of sustained effort. Over the ensuingthree decades, that effort has been dramatically successful, though the crane is still endangered andalmost certainly will remain so for many years to come.
Kirkland warblers population tripled from esa
By the spring of 2004, the sustained effort had boosted Kirtland's warbler numbers to 1,341 singingmales, the highest number ever recorded. In 50 years,the population of the warbler has more than tripled, but it remains one of the rarest birds in North America.Page 1 of 2