Essay On Conservation Of Wildlife

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Since the beginning of time, wildlife has faced the grim possibility of extinction. Many species, like the saber-toothed tiger, mammoth, went extinct several thousands of years ago. Other species like the Po 'ouli, West African Black Rhinoceros, and Pyrenean ibex, went extinct within the past hundred years. With the rapid increase in wildlife extinction, it is important that the necessary steps are followed to ensure a future for species world-wide. Within the United States, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service and the NOAA Fisheries (collectively referred to as “the Services”) work hard to provide care for the flora and fauna of their country. The support for these organizations in Congress and the federal government has dwindled over time as well.
The article focuses on how members of Congress are proposing to reduce federal authority to manage endangered species. In this plan, the responsibilities of the federal government would be delegated to the state governments. In theory, this would make for a great idea, because states have a significant amount of authority to manage wildlife in their boundaries. However, species often cross state borders, and states
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Article 12 of the Bill of Rights states that “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people” By this right, the states are theoretically able to undertake the responsibility of protecting their wildlife. This right is granted to the States because this power was not specifically assigned by the Constitution. However, the States are not equipped with the right resources to take on the large responsibility of protecting wildlife. Although their right exists, they should not be relying on it without also demanding access to the proper resources and assets to the job

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