• Nothing is more priceless and more worthy of preservation than the rich array of animal life with which our country has been blessed. It is a many-faceted treasure, of value to scholars, scientists, and nature lovers alike, and it forms a vital part of the heritage we all share as Americans.

    "The Endangered Species Act: Preserving Wildlife, Wonder and Our Natural Heritage for 40 Years" by Jamie Rappaport Clark, January 2, 2013.
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