ESA

A definition of 'habitat' under the ESA

The Supreme Court’s opinion in Weyerhaeuser Co. v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 139 S. Ct. 361 (2018), raises important questions about the scope of the Endangered Species Act's protections for critical habitat. In a short ruling, the …

Over $1.5 billion per year is needed to recover Endangered Species Act (ESA)-listed species

Recovering species listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) requires both significant and targeted investments to address the threats that caused the species’ decline and the need for ESA protection. Here we briefly …

Comments on EPA's proposed revised pesticide risk assessment

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released its Draft Revised Method for National Level Endangered Species Risk Assessment Process for Biological Evaluations of Pesticides. This proposal updates the to pesticide consultations under …

The Endangered Species Act: Trump Administration Regulations

Disregarding more than 800,000 public comments opposing its proposal to weaken implementation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Trump administration finalized its sweeping rewrite of ESA regulations that undermine the conservation of …

Monitoring Policy for the ESA

The Endangered Species Act is considered one of the strongest acts in the world for protecting wildlife, but its effectiveness depends on proper implementation. Despite the importance of ensuring proper implementation, the agencies that implement the …

Novel data show expert wildlife agencies are important to endangered species protection

To protect biodiversity, conservation laws should be evaluated and improved using data. We provide a comprehensive assessment of how a key provision of the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA) is implemented: consultation to ensure federal actions do …

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Microsoft Office and Google's GSuite provide a platform for creating content--documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more. Conservationists need a platform with tools tailored to our needs. The Center for Conservation Innovation is building …

The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended

AN ACT To provide for the conservation of endangered and threatened species of fish, wildlife, and plants, and for other purposes.

ESA Funding Infographic

The goals of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) are to prevent extinction and recover species, but these goals can only be met if the law is fully funded. Unfortunately, Congress has appropriated only a small portion of what scientists say is needed …

Monitoring

Monitoring is essential to effective and efficient conservation: we need to know the effects of our actions on wildlife, from the benefits of actions to recover species to the consequences of authorizing harm. Under a law like the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA), monitoring may be a formal process that must occur every five years. It may also include compliance monitoring for the thousands of activities that are authorized under the ESA every year and that affect lsited species.