Endangered Species Protection
A resolution to increase the quality of the world’s environment, at the expense of industry.
Industry Affected: All Businesses
Proposed by: BURNINATI0N
- That in the ever-expanding industrial world, it is virtually impossible to avoid endangering the welfare of certain entire animal species.
- That in the past, industry has callously driven hundreds of animal species to extinction.
- The welfare of human populations on many planets is directly dependent on the health of their planets’ ecosystem.
- Without legislation, many more species will be driven to extinction.
- That certain nations and businesses knowingly destroy entire ecosystems and endanger species, even driving some to extinction.
- In many cases, conservation efforts are non-existent, extremely badly organized, or otherwise ineffective.
Requires nations to restrict encroachments onto habitats of endangered animals, pollution levels in and around the habitats of endangered species, and hunting of endangered animals based on WA Endangered Species Committee determinations (Described later).
Forms the WA Endangered Species Committee (WAESC) with the following and responsibilities:
- The WAESC is responsible for determining reasonable numbers at which each species will be considered endangered.
- The WAESC is responsible for accurately monitoring species numbers.
- Should a species become endangered, or exhibit repeated numeric decline, the WAESC is responsible for creation of and direction of conservation efforts.
- Should a species become endangered, the WAESC is responsible for protecting the species’ remaining habitat through halting business or residential encroachment into the species’ habitat, and by reducing the amount of pollution in the species’ habitat. The WAESC may also severely restrict the hunting of endangered species.
- Should a species come so near extinction that saving them in the wild is not feasible, the WAESC is responsible for capturing remaining members of the species, and attempting to repopulate the species enough to be released back into the wild.
Should the WAESC restrict hunting of an endangered animal that a non-industrial tribe, or non-industrial aboriginal group relies upon for survival, the WAESC must ensure that the group is not destroyed or threatened by the restrictions it imposes.
The WAESC may determine not to protect a species that is becoming endangered if that species is determined to be a threat to public health due to its parasitism or infectiousness (such as a bacteria, virus, or other parasite).
If the WAESC restricts the usage of privately owned land, and this causes the property to lose value, then the WAESC must justly compensate for the landowner’s loss, as well as any other reasonable losses incurred by its land use restriction.
Urges nations to pass other pieces of legislation for protection of certain species within their own borders.