Determining minimum viable populations under the Endangered Species Act

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National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Resource Ecology and Fisheries Management Division, Available from the National Technical Information Service, U.S. Dept. of Commerce , Seattle, WA, Springfield, VA
Endangered species -- Law and legisla
Statementby Grant G. Thompson.
SeriesNOAA technical memorandum NMFS F/NWC -- 198.
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 78 p. :
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Open LibraryOL15172180M

NOAA NMFS F/NWC Determining Minimum Viable Populations under the Endangered Species Act. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS Series. The Northwest Fisheries Science Center of the National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, uses the NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS series to issue informal scientific and technical publications when complete formal review and editorial processing are.

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Shaye Wolf, Brett Hartl, Carlos Carroll, Maile C. Neel, D. Noah Greenwald Beyond PVA: Why Recovery under the Endangered Species Act Is More than Population Viability, BioScie Cited by:   The MVP concept emerged in from Shaffer's pioneering paper that defined a minimum viable population as ‘the smallest isolated population having a 99% chance of remaining extant for years despite the foreseeable effects of demographic, environmental, and genetic stochasticity, and natural catastrophes.’ The criteria for evaluating viability (the time frame and Cited by:   The U.S.

Endangered Species Act of and the European Union's Birds Directive of and However, while a substantial amount of research has focused on the definition of recovery under the Endangered Species Act A standard method for ecologists of assessing viability is to determine minimum viable population (MVP) (Thomas Cited by: PVA embraces MVP, but without seeking to estimate the absolute minimum population necessary to keep a species viable ().

In the United States, the US Forest Service has a mandate to preserve viable populations on its lands under Determining minimum viable populations under the Endangered Species Act book National Forest Management Act (). The minimum viable population (MVP) concept, established under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), has been used to set goals for species at risk of extirpation or extinction.

MVP is defined as the minimum conditions for long-term persistence of a species. This is quantified typically as the estimated number of individuals required for a.

Thompson, G.G. () Determining minimum viable populations under the Endangered Species Act. NOAA Technical Memorandum, F/NWC, US Department of. Minimum viable population (MVP), ecological threshold that specifies the smallest number of individuals in a species or population capable of persisting at a specific statistical probability level for a predetermined amount of time.

Ecologists seek to understand how large populations must be in order to establish population-size benchmarks that help to keep species from going extinct. "Rules of thumb," such as minimum viable population size estimates; of growth and extinction parameters for endangered species.

minimum viable populations under the Endangered Species Act. preserve a minimum viable population for each metapopulation based on calculations that are discussed in the Service’s () recovery plan. In metapopulation areas where ponds are smaller than acres, more than 4 ponds may be needed to support the minimum viable population size because effective population size is related to pond area.

Thompson GG. Determining minimum viable populations under the Endangered Species Act.

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Seattle, Washington: National Marine Fisheries Service. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Technical Memorandum NMFS F/NWC species act was the Endangered Species Preservation Act of (ESPA), which focused on the preservation of wild life habitat in order to conserve native fish and wildlife threatened.

Under the Endangered Species Act of of the United States, organisms that experience a threat of extinction from human activities are categorized into threatened and endangered status.

One of the population threshold criteria is the minimum viable population (MVP), which is the minimum size above which the risk of extinction within a.

western population of Steller sea lions to determine the population's status pursuant to the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA). Analysis methods suggested by the IUCN, such as population viability analysis (PVA) and minimum viable population (MVP), are examined as tools for determining quantitative and objective risk classification criteria.

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Under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, a species is classified as endangered, threatened, or recovered based on the extent to which its survival is affected by one or more of five subjective factors.

of species and habitats. The U.S. Endangered Species Act of and the European Union’s Birds Directive of and Habitats Directive of are the primary leg-islations protecting biodiversity in the United States and Europe, respectively (Verschuuren ; Epstein ).

The aforementioned directives contribute to the EU’s. new way of determining minimum viable population size criteria and also complement the of and the Endangered Species Act of in the United States mandate a consideration of extinction risk population under the threat of extinction is thought to.

In determining whether to treat a species as endangered or threatened due to similarity of appearance, the Director shall consider the criteria in section 4(e) of the Endangered Species Act. Section 4(e) of the Act and criteria of 50 CFR set forth three criteria in determining whether to list a species for reasons of similarity of appearance.

The U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA) is one of the most important and controversial legislative acts in recent years. This law requires the use of specific measures to protect certain species of plants or animals that are listed as threatened species or endangered a species is listed as threatened or endangered, biologists must determine if a viable population of the plant or.

which of the following is unlikely to be a factor in determining the minimum viable population. fire frequency. which strategies are included in the endangered species act to protect endangered species.

(not including notes from book) 94 terms. alexandraaiello. React Interview Questions. 23 terms. kwiteck. Chapter 4 Study Guide. The passing of the endangered Species Act helped the _____ _____ recover from just birds; this species was suffering primarily due to DDT poisoning Bald and eagles Damselfies are a group of insect that require specific sets of conditions and are sensitive to pollution.

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Habitat destruction is generally attributable to human impact, but the causes of extinction are varied: environmental variability, natural catastrophes, demographic variability (stochasticity), genetic stochasticity, etc. Faced with this problem, biologist set out to determine a Minimum Viable Population Size (MVP): a population size that.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — More than 45 years after gray wolves were first listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Trump Administration and its many conservation partners are announcing the successful recovery of the gray wolf and its delisting from the ESA.

U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt was at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge to announce that. Listing by Federal Agencies under the Endangered Species Act – 14 to determine the species placement on a regulatory or non-regulatory list.

Guidelines are mostly viable population numbers, individual numbers, number of sites, population decline, endemism, vulnerability to exploitation, habitat specialization and habitat vulnerability.

under the U.S. Endangered Species Act and to upgrade the species’ ITES protections from Appendix II to Appendix I (Place et al. Since their numbers are estimated at well below the 2, individuals to qualify as endangered, the regional population of lions in West Africa has an endangered classifica.

In the s, Yellowstone National Park was the centre of a heated debate over different proposals to manage the park’s problem grizzly bears (Ursus arctos).InMark Shaffer proposed a model for the grizzlies that incorporated random variability, and calculated extinction probabilities and minimum viable population size.

The first PVA is credited to Shaffer. As we review in this book, the ESA generally prohibits destruction of the habitat of animal species listed under the Act, and this prohibition applies on private as well as federal lands. There are ways to get around this rule, however, and the mitigation required of landowners for destroying habitat of listed species often has been : $ Act) in and listed as an endangered species under the modern Endangered Species Act inbut the last verified individual was captured in and died in captivity several years later.

The Eskimo curlew was listed under the Endangered Species Conservation Act in and listed as an endangered species inbut was last documented. Endangered martens are living on the edge in Oregon A surprisingly dense and isolated population of Humboldt martens challenges assumptions about the species.

For Immediate Release: Octo Gray Wolf Stripped of Federal Protections Fish and Wildlife Service removes the gray wolf from the Endangered Species Act, halting wolf recovery WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service finalized a rule removing protections for all gray wolves in the lower states except for a small population of Mexican wolves in Arizona and.

Most threatened and endangered species listed under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA) lack sufficient data to directly assess extinction risk.

However, such assessment is necessary to help develop the objective and measureable recovery criteria that are required (ESA Sec. 4(f)(1)) to “bring any endangered species or threatened species to.Red wolves were listed as Endangered in under the US Endangered Species Preservation Act and remain listed (as C.

rufus) under the ESA. However, this listing and associated recovery actions are controversial because of uncertainties and scientific disagreements about both the evolutionary history and contemporary history of red wolves.