One of the recurring conflicts under the Endangered Species Act is at what point a species should be delisted. If … More
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
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
This Endangered Species Day, we should celebrate species’ recovery and imagine innovative ways to encourage more recoveries
Today is the thirteenth Endangered Species Day, a day marked by Congress to celebrate the efforts of a wide variety … More
A bug’s life: the American burying beetle’s recovery should be a cause for celebration, not alarm
Should a species’ improvement be a cause for celebration or concern? That question is posed by the response to this … More
Bureaucratic overhead: what share of species’ funding should go to red tape?
This week, more than 200 organizations signed on to a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Appropriations … More
How do we decide what environmental goals to fund?
If $10 million magically appeared and you got to decide how to allocate it between several environmental goals, how would … 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
What are “reasonable efforts” to restore habitat? Supreme Court argument highlights the importance of who pays to recover endangered species
On Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral argument in Weyerhaeuser Co. v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, … 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