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Endangered Species Act of 1973
The Endangered Species Act was first passed as Public Law 93–205, Dec.28, 1973. It is found in the United States Code under Title 16: Conservation.
The states are a key component of the Federal strategy for the protection of endangered species. A section of the law outlines cooperation with states, including allocation of funds to states for the management of threatened and endangered species.
Endangered Species Act 40th Anniversary
Historical information on the act is available from this site maintained by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Illinois Endangered Species Protection Act (520 ILCS 10/)
Under Chapter 520, Wildlife, the act was passed in 1972 and establishes the Endangered Species Protection Board (9 persons appointed by the governor plus the director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources) and charges the board with producing and maintaining the "Illinois List" of protected species. Note that the Illinois law predates the federal law.
The Illinois Endangered Species Protection Act at 40
Produced in 2012, this document presents a review of the history and performance of the Act’s provisions to comprehensively quantify accomplishments and challenges relative to how well the Board has met its mission over the course of four decades: to protect those species of plants and animals native to Illinois which are in danger of being lost from the wild in the state.