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Endangered Species Act Celebrates 40 Years

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An important piece of legislation will mark its 40thanniversary on Saturday.

The Endangered Species Act, was signed into law by PresidentNixon on December 28th, 1973.

 The bipartisan legislation has been credited with savinghundreds of species from extinction and also has been the catalyst for fullyrecovering 31 species.

 Since its inception, the law has helped protect the BaldEagle, Stellar Sea Lion, American Alligator and the Lake Eriewater snake.

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