Endangered Species - Definitions - Michigan

As used in this part: (a) “Endangered species” means any species of fish, plant life, or wildlife that is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant part of its range, other than a species of insecta determined by the department or the secretary of the United States department of the interior to constitute a pest whose protection under this part would present an overwhelming and overriding risk to humans. (b) “Fish or wildlife” means any member of the animal kingdom, including any mammal, fish, amphibian, mollusk, crustacean, arthropod, or other invertebrate, and includes any part, product, egg, or offspring, or the dead body or parts thereof. Fish or wildlife includes migratory birds, nonmigratory birds, or endangered birds for which protection is afforded by treaty or other international agreement. (d) “Plant or plant life” means any member of the plant kingdom, including seeds, roots, and other parts of a member of the plant kingdom. (e) “Species” includes any subspecies of fish, plant life, or wildlife and any other group of fish, plants, or wildlife of the same species or smaller taxa in common spatial arrangement that interbreed or cross-pollinate when mature. (h) “Threatened species” means any species which is likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range.;

Citation: M.C.L.A. 324.36501;