Endangered Species and other key definitions

Definitions from: TITLE 16 United States Code, (USC) CONSERVATION,
CHAPTER 35 - ENDANGERED SPECIES, Sec. 1532. Definitions, (01/16/96)

  • Section 1532: (Portion)

    • (6) The term "endangered species" means any species which is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range other than a species of the Class Insecta determined by the Secretary to constitute a pest whose protection under the provisions of this chapter would present an overwhelming and overriding risk to man.

    • (16) The term "species" includes any subspecies of fish or wildlife or plants, and any distinct population segment of any species of vertebrate fish or wildlife which interbreeds when mature.

    • (20) The term "threatened species" means any species which is likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range.

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