The Endangered Species Act was enacted in 1973. It allows the Department of the Interior to protect wildlife and endangered species. It is a crime to buy, sell, possess, import or export endangered species including, but not limited to, the grizzly bear, ocelot, ivorybilled woodpecker, Florida panther, red wolf, etc.
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