The Endangered Species Act at Thirty: Vol. 1 : Renewing the Conservation Promise

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Island Press, Nov 22, 2005 - Nature - 392 pages
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The Endangered Species Act at Thirty is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary review of issues surrounding the Endangered Species Act, with a specific focus on the act's actual implementation record over the past thirty years. The result of a unique, multi-year collaboration among stakeholder groups from across the political spectrum, the two volumes offer a dispassionate consideration of a highly polarized topic. Renewing the Conservation Promise, Volume 1, puts the reader in a better position to make informed decisions about future directions in biodiversity conservation by elevating the policy debate from its current state of divisive polemics to a more-constructive analysis. It helps the reader understand how the Endangered Species Act has been implemented, the consequences of that implementation, and how the act could be changed to better serve the needs of both the species it is designed to protect and the people who must live within its mandates. Volume 2, which examines philosophical, biological, and economic dimensions of the act in greater detail, will be published in 2006. As debate over reforming the Endangered Species Act heats up in the coming months, these two books will be essential references for policy analysts and lawmakers; professionals involved with environmental law, science, or management; and academic researchers and students concerned with environmental law, policy, management, or science.

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Page 7 - Act and by taking such action necessary to insure that actions authorized, funded, or carried out by them do not jeopardize the continued existence of such endangered species and threatened species or result in the destruction or modification of habitat of such species which is determined by the Secretary, after consultation as appropriate with the affected States, to be critical.
Page 10 - ... to the maximum extent practicable, minimize and mitigate the impacts of such taking; (iii) the applicant will ensure that adequate funding for the plan will be provided; (iv) the taking will not appreciably reduce the likelihood of the survival and recovery of the species in the wild...
Page 6 - Threatened Species.— For any national area which may be authorized for the preservation of species of fish or wildlife that are threatened with extinction.

About the author (2005)

DALE D. GOBLE is Margaret Wilson Schimke Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Idaho College of Law in Moscow. J. MICHAEL SCOTT is a research biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey and professor of wildlife biology at the University of Idaho. FRANK W. DAVIS is professor of environmental science and management in the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California at Santa Barbara.

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