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The factors that are the basis for making reclassification determinations for a species under Section 4(a) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA):

A living manatee bears scars from a watercraft collision. Photo copyright David Schrichte.
A living manatee bears scars from a watercraft collision.
A species may be determined to be an endangered or threatened species because of any of the five factors described in section 4(a)(1) of the Act:

(A) The present or threatened destruction, modification, or curtailment of its habitat or range;

(B) Overutilization for commercial, recreational, scientific, or educational purposes;

(C) Disease or predation;

(D) The inadequacy of existing regulatory mechanisms; or

(E) Other natural or manmade factors affecting its continued existence.