Proactive Strategies for Protecting Species: Pre-Listing Conservation and the Endangered Species Act (by C. Josh Donlan)


Author(s): C. Josh Donlan

Publisher: University of California Press
Publish date: 2015-03-20
ISBN-10: 0520276884
ISBN-13: 9780520276888
Language: English
Description:
Now forty years old, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) remains a
landmark act in conservation and one of the world’s most
comprehensive laws designed to prevent species extinctions and
support recovery efforts for imperiled species. A controversial
law and often subject to political attack, the ESA is successful
overall but not without difficulties. Those who enforce the ESA,
for example, struggle to achieve viable recovery goals for many
species.
At the forefront of challenges is a reactive framework that
sometimes leads to perverse incentives and legal battles that
strain support and resources. Further, few species have… more…

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