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Federal Agency Conservation Obligations and Consultation Under Section 7 of the ESA

December 2003

Citation: 33 ELR 10939

Issue: 12

Author: Lawrence R. Liebesman and Rafe Petersen

The ESA mandates protection of endangered and threatened species on an individual species and project basis.1 A species is only protected by the ESA when it is listed as endangered or threatened, and its critical habitat is designated.2 Once a species has been listed, a number of provisions providing for its protection are triggered. The primary provisions for species conservation are § 7(a)(1) conservation obligations and § 4(f) recovery plans.

The authors are attorneys in the Washington, D.C., office of the law firm Holland & Knight LLP and are the primary authors and editors of the Endangered Species Deskbook (Envtl. L. Inst. 2003), from which this Article is extracted. For further information regarding and to order the Endangered Species Deskbook, see http://www.elistore.org/books_detail.asp?ID=10840.

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