Native Species Conservation and Enhancement Law and Legal Definition

Native species conservation enhancement is a public interest policy which facilitates in maintaining sufficient populations of all species of wildlife and native plants and the habitat. It also provides for the beneficial use and enjoyment of wildlife and native plants by all citizens of the state. It perpetuates native plants and all species of wildlife for their intrinsic and ecological values, as well as for their direct benefits to man.

The following is an example of the state statute (California) explaining the purposes of the policy:

Cal Fish & G Code § 1755 lays down the following purposes:

1. To provide for aesthetic, educational, and nonappropriative uses of the various wildlife and native plant species.

2.To conserve and enhance wildlife species which are not the object of hunting and native plant species is in the general public interest.