The Endangered Species Act creates lots of work for lawyers and bureaucrats, but measured by the criteria it announces as the goal—recovering species—it hasn’t worked.
Is the enforcement of the Endangered Species Act scientifically or politically based?
Brian Seasholes, Todd Gaziano
Driving ranchers out of business could lead to habitat loss for the very bird the rules are designed to protect.
Hannah Downey, Megan Hansen
Instead of punishing private landowners, we should do more to incentivize voluntary conservation of endangered species and their habitats.
Instead of counterproductive regulations, we need more creativity, partnerships, and positive incentives to preserve and restore habitat.
If preserving the species is the goal, free markets and property rights can succeed where regulation and wishful thinking have failed.
Terry Anderson, Hannah Downey, Holly Fretwell, Robert Nelson, Shawn Regan, Reed Watson, Michael Giberson
Eight policy ideas to deliver environmental and economic improvements for the lands, waters, and other resources under the control of the Department of the Interior.
How property rights are an effective means for conserving and recovering endangered species.
Why rewarding, rather than punishing, conservation on private lands could save more species.