This title was first published in 2000: The noble goals embodied in the Endangered Species Act are colliding with financial and social realities. Citizens increasingly face the costs of current policies, while initiatives which fail to respect liberty and property meet serious resistance at every turn. Despite widespread verbal support for saving species ’at any cost’, when trade-offs become obvious, and values compete, support for these policies evaporates. This edited collection examines ethically and materially responsible approaches to this problem, written by leading international figures from a variety of disciplines. The result is the most comprehensive and constructive analysis of the effectiveness and viability of endangered species protection available.
Table of Contents
Contents: Thinking About Endangered Species: Saving space for species: the conservation challenge for the 21st century, Karl Hess Jr.; Science and values in species protection, James L. Huffman; Models or muddles?: property rights and the endangered species act, Mark Sagoff; Surprise, surprise: who should bear nature’s risk?, Mark L. Plummer. Specific Cases: The single species: the efficient focus for biodiversity protection, Michael Gilpin; With or without the ESA, can America make a place for the grizzly bear?, Todd Wilkinson; The power to conserve: the Edwards Dam and its impact on endangered species, Ione Hunt von Herbing and R.G. Hand; Management of Columbia River salmon under the Endangered Species Act: environmental engineering for a dysfunctional ecosystem, Daniel Goodman. Reform: A public health model for species preservation, Frederic A. Morris; Balancing business interests and endangered species protection, Andrew J. Hoffman et al.; Fixing the Endangered Species Act, Randal O’Toole.
’...this book is interesting for everyone who wants to contribute to species protection...’ International Journal of Environment and Pollution ’...a thorough and interesting collection of essays...’ Environmental Politics ’...well-written...presents a a potentially complex subject in a straightforward and easily understandable fashion...’ Scottish Planning and Environmental Law 'This edited collection by leading international figures from a variety of disciplines examines and materially responsible approaches to the problem. The result is a comprehensive and constructive analysis of the Act's effectiveness and validity.' Abstracts of Public Administration, Development and Environment.