One of the recurring conflicts under the Endangered Species Act is at what point a species should be delisted. If … More
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Conserving habitat requires better incentives, not more regulatory mandates
Loss of habitat is one of the chief threats to endangered and threatened species. Consequently, the Endangered Species Act provides … More
Recovering endangered wolves means addressing impacts on communities and landowners
In 1976, the last wild Mexican wolves were captured and put into a captive breeding program. Over the last half-century, … More
Endangered species bear the costs of bad incentives
The Endangered Species Act imposes significant regulatory burdens on anyone who owns land where endangered and threatened species or their … More
To encourage more species recovery, we need to acknowledge and reward successes
Last month, a federal court ordered the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem population of grizzly bears put back on the endangered species … More
Property owners for regulation?
With endangered species reform getting some much deserved attention, it is a happy coincidence that the Supreme Court will soon … More
Lesser prairie chicken continues to recover thanks to collaborative conservation. Could such efforts soon help more species?
The lesser prairie chicken, a species of grouse found in Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas, continues to recover … More
Yes, the Endangered Species Act prevents extinction. But why don’t we recover more species?
45 years after the Endangered Species Act was enacted, it is as popular and as controversial as ever. Its popularity … More
Can federalism’s flexibility recover endangered species?
The federal Endangered Species Act has generated a lot of conflict over the last 44 years, but has little to … More
If the Endangered Species Act were a doctor, it would lose its medical license
The Endangered Species Act is popular, despite an abysmal recovery rate, because of survey bias, voter ignorance, and poor debate.