ESA

The Endangered Species Act is underfunded

Biodiversity is declining around the globe, with approximately one million species threatened with extinction in the coming decades! The U.S. Endangered Species Act is one of the strongest wildlife laws in the world and was created to combat this …

Funding Needs for the US Fish and Wildlife Service's Endangered Species Programs

The FY 2024 update on the funding needs for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) endangered species program, building on CCI’s funding analysis from 2019 , where we found that the FWS receives less than half of what is needed to run the ESA …

Comments on FWS's Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Concerning Compensatory Mitigation Mechanisms

Mitigation means steps taken to avoid, minimize, or offset the impacts of human activities on the biodiversity world. Strong mitigation helps conserve existing natural resources and recover degraded ones, and federal agencies have wide authority to …

The Endangered Species Act 101: Section 7 v 10

In the newest episode of our Endangered Species Act 101 series Megan Evansen, our Conservation Science & Policy Analyst, breaks down the difference between Section 7 and 10 of the ESA.
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Coproduce conservation technology with law and policy experts to increase its impact

Addressing the biodiversity crisis will mean developing and adopting new resources and methods that effectively improve public conservation efforts. Technologies have a long track record of increasing the efficiency of carrying out time-consuming …
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A Database of Habitat Conservation Plans and Related Documents Developed Under the U.S. Endangered Species Act

Under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, non-federal parties may be permitted to take, or harm, listed threatened and endangered species provided they develop an appropriate habitat conservation plan that details how the applicant will minimize and …
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Status of the recovery mandate under section 7(a)(1) of the U.S. Endangered Species Act

The U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA) is widely considered to be one of the strongest laws for protecting imperiled wildlife, with nearly all species protected under the law still existing today. Among the ESA's strongest provisions, at least as …
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Consequences of Resource Limitations on ESA Implementation

The U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA) is widely considered the strongest wildlife protection law in the world: almost every species listed is still with us today and many are on the path to recovery. Somewhat amazingly, it has earned this reputation …
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Tracking Species Recovery Status to Improve Endangered Species Act Decisions

The U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA) protects over 2,000 species, but no concise, standardized metrics exist for assessing changes in species recovery status. Tracking these changes is crucial to understanding species status, adjusting conservation …

The Endangered Species Act 101: Habitat Conservation Plans

Threatened and endangered species on private lands need protection too. Megan Evansen, our Conservation Science and Policy Analyst explains how Habitat Conservation Plans work.