Protected Resources

Endangered Species Act (ESA)

The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA) was signed on December 28, 1973, and provides for the conservation of species that are endangered or threatened throughout all or a significant portion of their range, and the conservation of the ecosystems on which they depend. The ESA replaced the Endangered Species Conservation Act of 1969; it has been amended several times. For more information on the ESA, please see the NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources' ESA page: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/laws/esa/

The ESA provides for different programs to conserve endangered and threatened species, such as listing (ESA Section 4), critical habitat (Section 4), recovery (Section 4), cooperation with States (Section 6), interagency consultation (Section 7), international cooperation (Section 8), enforcement of the ESA (Section 9), and permits & conservation planning (Section 10). Following are descriptions of the ESA Section 4, Section 6 and Section 7 programs in the Pacific Islands Region:

Please contact us If you have any questions regarding PRD ESA programs:
nmfs.pir.esa.info@noaa.gov
(808) 725-5000