Endangered Species - Statement of Policy - Arkansas

(a) The General Assembly declares that it is the public policy of the State of Arkansas to promote sound management, conservation, and public awareness of Arkansas' rich diversity of native plants and nongame animals. Many of these species, subspecies, or populations of animals and plants are rare, threatened, endangered or are of special significance to the state, and it is in the best interest of the state to provide for their conservation both for present and future generations. So, too, it is in the state's interest to provide for the protection of natural areas harboring significance or having unusual importance to the survival of Arkansas' native animals and plants in their natural environments.;

Citation: A.C.A. § 15-45-301;