A Field Guide for Wildlife Recovery

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The Endangered Species Act turned 50 in December 2023.  3% of species listed during its lifetime have recovered.


This report from the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) – a free market environmental think tank based in Bozeman – presents 10 ideas to enhance the recovery of imperiled species in the future. It highlights wildlife that exemplify various aspects of endangered species policy and proposes specific reforms that would improve the act’s effectiveness at encouraging recovery over the act’s second half-century and beyond.


NOTE: this article was originally published to NYTimes.com on March 12, 2023. It was written by Karen Weintraub.


The Endangered Species Act’s Elusive Search to Recover Species—and What to Do About It



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