Accession Number : ADP003059

Title :   Endangered Species Legislation,

Corporate Author : FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE JACKSON MS

Personal Author(s) : Pulliam,J. J. , III

Report Date : OCT 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : This presentation talks about endangered species legislation. Because of habitat changes such as dams, agriculture, logging, and pollution in the rivers of the United States, many species of freshwater mussels have become extinct or are threatened with extinction. These factors bring the Endangered Species Act and freshwater mussels together. Presently there are 25 species of mussels listed as endangered under the Act. There are an additional 48 mussel species in the Southeast alone that are being considered as candidates for listing. Eleven of these are thought to be already extinct.

Descriptors :   *Endangered species, *Legislation, *Mussels, Ecosystems, Dams, Agriculture, Wood, Water pollution, Rivers, Fresh water, Threats, Extinction, Environmental impact, Environmental protection, Aquatic biology, Workshops

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE