- On March 11, 1967, 78 animals were added to the Endangered Species List following the passage of the Endangered Species Preservation Act of 1966.
- That legislation laid the groundwork for the Endangered Species Act, which was passed in 1969 and greatly strengthened in 1973.
- But with the new administration promising a roll-back of environmental regulations, there are concerns that protections for endangered species could suffer.
- J Mark Fowler, a wildlife advocate and filmmaker, says this development would be a tragedy for America and the world.
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