WWF Statement on 50th Anniversary of ESA Resolution

Today, Rep. Don Beyer introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives to mark the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, with Reps. Raul Grijalva and Jared Huffman as original cosponsors. In response, WWF issued the following statement from Ginette Hemley, senior vice president of wildlife conservation:

"As we mark the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), we are reminded of the vital role this legislation plays in conservation, both in the U.S. and around the world. This Act is not just a policy; it is a promise – a promise to future generations that the biodiversity and ecological richness of our planet will be preserved. It has been our nation's most effective law to protect at-risk wildlife from extinction. WWF looks forward to working with Members of Congress to build upon the ESA’s success, so that we can continue protecting endangered and threatened species for decades more to come.”