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The magazine of Free Market environmentalism

Volume 42, No.1, Fall 2023

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, one of the nation’s most well-known and far-reaching environmental laws. Over the past half-century, however, the law has had mixed results. With more species added, but few recoveries, the act has become a growing source of controversy due to its significant regulatory burdens and lack of recovery progress. This special issue of PERC Reports explores the past, present, and future of the Endangered Species Act, with an eye toward getting the incentives right to recover species.

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Examples from around the world of markets being put to work for conservation.

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Donations Unneeded

A synthetic alternative to horseshoe crab blood could spare the arthropods from the medical testing supply chain—just one example of innovations indirectly aiding species.

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