Sec. 68.002. ENDANGERED SPECIES.
Species of fish or wildlife indigenous to Texas are endangered if listed on:
(1) the United States List of Endangered Native Fish and Wildlife; or
(2) the list of fish or wildlife threatened with statewide extinction as filed by the director of the department.
Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 1405, ch. 545, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1975. Amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 267, art. 1, Sec. 66, eff. Sept. 1, 1985.
Sec. 68.003. STATEWIDE EXTINCTION LIST. (a) The director shall file with the secretary of state a list of fish or wildlife threatened with statewide extinction.
(b) Fish or wildlife may be classified by the director as threatened with statewide extinction if the department finds that the continued existence of the fish or wildlife is endangered due to:
(1) the destruction, drastic modification, or severe curtailment of its habitat;
(2) its overutilization for commercial or sporting purposes;
(3) disease or predation; or
(4) other natural or man-made factors.
Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 1405, ch. 545, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1975.