Endangered Species - Definitions - South Dakota

Terms as used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, mean: (1) “Endangered species,” any species of wildlife or plants which is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant part of its range other than a species of insects determined by the Game, Fish and Parks Commission or the secretary of the United States Department of Interior to constitute a pest whose protection under this chapter would present an overwhelming and overriding risk to man(,) (2) “Nongame species,” any wildlife species not legally classified a game species, fur-bearer, threatened species, or as endangered by statute or regulations of this state(,) (3) “Threatened species,” any species which is likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range(,) (4) “Wildlife,” any nondomesticated animal, whether reared in captivity or not, and includes any part, product, egg, or offspring thereof, or the dead body or parts thereof.;

Citation: SDCL § 34A-8-1;