Section 7

Section 7 Explorer

A Shiny app to explore section 7 consultation data from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the period 2008-2018. All data are from the Service's TAILS database, checked for basic errors, and duplicates removed before adding to the app.

Data contradict common perceptions about a controversial provision of the US Endangered Species Act

Separating myth and reality is essential for evaluating the effectiveness of laws. Section 7 of the US Endangered Species Act (Act) directs federal agencies to help conserve threatened and endangered species, including by consulting with the US Fish …

Same law, different results: comparative analysis of Endangered Species Act consultations by two federal agencies

Evaluating how wildlife conservation laws are implemented is critical to determining how best to protect biodiversity. Two agencies, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service (FWS and NMFS; Services collectively), are …

Free aerial imagery as a resource to monitor compliance with the Endangered Species Act

Compliance monitoring is an integral part of law and policy implementation. A lack of compliance monitoring for the Endangered Species Act (ESA), driven in part by resource limitations, may be undercutting efforts to recover threatened and endangered …

ESA Section 7 Incidental Take (FWS)

An analysis of incidental take data authorized and recorded by the US Fish and Wildlife Service in their TAILS database.