Candidate Conservation Agreement [Wildlife Law] Law and Legal Definition

A Candidate conservation agreement is a voluntary agreement between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries, and other federal or non-federal landowners to conserve species covered by the agreement. The agreement includes and identifies specific conservation measures that the parties of the agreement will undertake to conserve the species covered by the agreement. It covers species that are not listed under the Endangered Species Act. Such agreements are entered with an intention to prevent any need to list such species