The Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of Worldwide and Interprovincial Commerce Act (WAPPRIITA) is the legislative vehicle by which Canada meets its obligations under The Convention on International Commerce in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Regardless of the low proportion of meals containing meat from wild-caught animals, and the small percentage of meals reported to incorporate meat from legally protected species, many people report having eaten protected species sooner or later in their lives.
An endangered species is a species which has been categorized as very likely to change into extinct Endangered (EN), as categorized by the Worldwide Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Pink Listing , is the second most severe conservation standing for wild populations in the IUCN’s schema after Critically Endangered (CR).
Typical areas of controversy embrace: standards for placing a species on the endangered species list and standards for removing a species from the listing as soon as its population has recovered; whether or not restrictions on land growth represent a “taking” of land by the federal government ; the related question of whether private landowners should be compensated for the loss of makes use of of their lands; and acquiring reasonable exceptions to protection laws.
46 The exemptions are primarily a more modern version of the exemptions within the 1911 Act: they apply to acts associated with destroying an animal as food for mankind, the hunting or coursing of a non-domestic animal, and the capture, destruction or tried destruction of a wild animal in the middle of hunting or coursing.
Here is roaring good news: In a transfer several years in the making, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at this time finally announced that the African lion (Panthera leo) would formally be protected under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.