For more than 40 years, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) has been used to identify, list, and protect at-risk species with the goal of preventing extinction. Work at RFF examines key challenges for the ESA today and assesses options to improve its implementation.
Private Sector Conservation Investments under the Endangered Species Act: A Guide to Return on Investment Analysis
A range of programs under the US Endangered Species Act (ESA) aims to increase management flexibility and encourage voluntary conservation. This paper uses a return on investment framework to examine business’ incentives to participate in such programs.
Testimony and Public Comments
Comments on Draft Methodology for Prioritizing Status Reviews and Accompanying 12-Month Findings on Petitions for Listing under the Endangered Species Act
Species Recovery in the United States: Increasing the Effectiveness of the Endangered Species Act
In a new report released by the Ecological Society of America (ESA), 18 conservation researchers and practitioners, propose six broad strategies to raise the effectiveness of the Endangered Species Act.