Description: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is conducting an in-depth scientific review of the status of the monarch butterfly to determine whether it warrants listing under the Endangered Species Act. The Service has primary responsibility to protect and recover Endangered Species Act listed species and the ecosystems upon which they depend. This webinar, Understanding the Endangered Species Act, will provide the basic knowledge of the purpose of the Act and brief overview of listing, candidate conservation and regulations. Through continued habitat creation and improvements, the Service hopes to increase the number of monarch butterflies and prevent the need to list them under the Endangered Species Act.
Presenter: Karen Anderson, USFWS Biologist