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Endangered Species Act

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The Federal Endangered Species Act of 1973 was enacted to conserve threatened and endangered species of wildlife and plants. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is responsible for all on-shore and freshwater species. Anyone violating this law is subject to civil and criminal penalties. The State Endangered Species Act is modeled after the Federal Endangered Species Act. The State Act is used to conserve wildlife and plant species considered to be threatened and endangered in the state.

Information on threatened and endangered species is available from a variety of sources, including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

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