By: Alex Beers
Endangered Species Act
At first, the endangered species preservation act was passed in 1966. Then in 1969 Congress passed the Endangered species Conservation Act. These acts contributed the Congress completely rewriting a new act called the Endangered Species Act. The act was passed in 1973
Reasons Species Become Endangered
Some reasons a species can get listed on the endangered species list are habitat disruption, introduction of exotic species and illegal hunting.
All animals need room to live, some more than others. We as humans are taking away species habitats. Building streets and houses, logging, and farming all contribute to the destruction of habitat and eventually the extinction of species.
When you introduce a new species to a new environment they can take over species niches and the native species could die out. Often this new species can repopulate very quickly because it has no natural predators. The new species then takes over the entire environment.
Illegal hunting or poaching is when people ignore the governments rules and regulations and hunt animals anyway. They are usually hard to catch because the government doesn't have enough money to pay for game wardens.