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The Endangered Species Act at Thirty

Vol. 1: Renewing the Conservation Promise

The Endangered Species Act at Thirty
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Edited by Dale D. Goble, J. Michael Scott, and Frank W. Davis

392 pages

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.

Table of Contents    



Preface


Part I. What Have We
Protected?

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. By the Numbers

Chapter 3. Marine Species

Chapter 4. The Class of ’67

Chapter 5. The Listing Record

Chapter 6. Congressional Politics



Part II. Achieving
On-The-Ground Conservation

Chapter 7. Critical Habitat and Recovery

Chapter 8. The National Wildlife Refuge System

Chapter 9. Managing the Working Landscape

Chapter 10. The Dynamic Urban Landscape

Chapter 11. A Reality Check from Florida

Chapter 12. State Wildlife Diversity Programs

Chapter 13. County Conservation Planning

Chapter 14. Indian Tribes

Chapter 15. Nongovernmental Organizations



Part III. Prospects

Chapter 16. Lessons Learned

Chapter 17. Collaborative Decision Making

Chapter 18. Keys to Effective Conservation

Chapter 19. Hands-on Restoration

Chapter 20. Incentive Mechanisms

Chapter 21. Beyond Set-Asides

Chapter 22. Second-Generation Approaches

Chapter 23. Proactive Habitat Conservation

Chapter 24. Renewing the Conservation Commitment



Notes

References

Contributors

Index



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