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The Endangered Species Act

By: Stanford Environmental Law Society

296 pages, Figs

Stanford University Press

Paperback | Sep 2001 | #116263 | ISBN: 0804738432
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Hardback | Sep 2001 | #116261 | ISBN: 0804738424
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This handbook is a comprehensive guide to the federal Endangered Species Act, the primary U.S. law aimed at protecting species of animals and plants from human threats to their survival. The Act protects not only threatened and endangered animals and plants, but their habitats as well, from direct and indirect threats such as hunting and development. Enacted in 1973 without opposition, the Act has over the past 27 years become a focal point for controversy, as efforts to protect species have clashed with traditional views of economic progress. Despite the often heated debate, the Act enters the 21st century essentially unchanged. This handbook, intended for lawyers, government agency employees, students, community activists, businesspeople, and anyone else who needs to understand the Endangered Species Act, guides the reader through the Act's provisions, including the procedures for listing species and designating their critical habitats, the requirements the Act places on federal agencies, and the scope of protections afforded to listed species. It contains a discussion of the modern extinction crisis and a brief history of endangered species protection in the United States. The handbook also explains how the Act and its implementing regulations have been interpreted by courts over the years. It provides valuable tips for citizens who wish to become involved in application and enforcement of the Act. The handbook includes the text of the Act, as well as a bibliography of related legislative materials, case law, and legal scholarship.


Preface; Introduction: the modern extinction crisis and the endangered species act; 1. A brief history of the endangered species act; 2. Section 4: listing, critical habitat designation, and recovery plans; 3. Section 7: requirements for federal agencies; 4. Section 9: protecting members of llisted species; 5. Section 10: incidental takes and habitat conservation plans; 6. International aspects of the ESA; 7. Section 11: bring suit; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.

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