The Endangered Species Act at 40: Species Profiles: Arctic Peregrine Falcon

The Arctic peregrine falcon cannot be considered a success story of the Endangered Species Act because virtually all of its rebound is due to two factors totally unrelated to the Act; the DDT ban, and its remote and inaccessible habitat in far northern Alaska. In addition, the vast majority, approximately 83%, of the Arctic peregrine sub-species lives in Canada and Greenland, not the U.S. This further diminishes the significance of the ESA to the sub-species’ conservation.

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