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Endangered Species

Slow Threats and Environmental Policy

Some threats to the environment, like acid rain and stratospheric ozone depletion, emerged fairly rapidly, and abrupt threats like an oil or toxic chemical spill demand an immediate response. But most environmental problems have the...

Science and Sleuthing: Improving CITES Enforcement Through Innovations in Wildlife Forensic Technology

In 1975, 80 countries entered into the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Today, CITES covers 35,000 species. Though CITES is widely used, protected species continue to slide to...

Going the Way of the Dodo: De-Extinction, Dualisms, and Reframing Conservation

De-extinction, an emerging suite of selective breeding or biotechnological processes for reviving and releasing into the environment members or facsimiles of an extinct species, has been the subject of a recent surge of analysis in...

Wolf Delisting: Old Wine in New Bottles

The Obama Administration’s effort to divide and delist portions of the Northern Rocky Mountain wolf population was rejected by the Montana federal district court. Congress intervened and enacted a rider on Interior’s 2011 appropriation...

The Outer Limits of Endangered Species Act Liability—The ESA’s Indirect Effect Regulation and Its Application to Climate Change

Good scientists have active minds and creative imaginations. These traits allow scientists to develop hypotheses and design experiments to test them with the hope of moving scientific inquiry and the state of knowledge ever...

Building a Better State Endangered Species Act: An Integrated Approach Towards Recovery

Editors' Summary

For state endangered species protection laws to achieve their overarching purpose of species recovery, states should rethink their approaches to species conservation and adopt an integrated, recovery-oriented...