The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is a far-reaching law that has sparked intense controversies over the use of public lands, the rights of property owners, and economic versus environmental benefits.
In this volume a distinguished committee focuses on the science underlying the ESA and offers recommendations for making the act more effective.
The committee provides an overview of what scientists know about extinction--and what this understanding means to implementation of the ESA. Habitat--its destruction, conservation, and fundamental importance to the ESA--is explored in detail.
The book analyzes
Table of Contents
|2 Species Extinctions||24-45|
|3 Species Definitions and the Endangered Species Act||46-70|
|4 The Role of Habitat Conservation and Recovery Planning||71-93|
|5 Modern Perspectives of Habitat||94-110|
|6 Conservation Conflicts Between Species||111-123|
|7 Estimating Risk||124-147|
|8 Making ESA Decisions in the Face of Uncertainty||148-178|
|9 Areas of Scientific Uncertainty||179-192|
|10 Beyond the Endangered Species Act||193-204|
|Appendix C Biographical Information on Committee Members||259-262|
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