posted by earl .
In 1973, Congress enacted the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to protect plants and animals from extinction. Many methods are used for protection. Residential or commercial development may be banned in an area that is set aside to protect animal or plant life. People may reintroduce endangered species to a protected area in hopes of increasing the animals' numbers. In addition, laws limiting or prohibiting hunting, fishing, and similar sports are strictly enforced. Which of these would be most likely a result of the Endangered Species Act?