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Assessing the Impact of Endangered Species Act Recovery Planning Guidelines on Managing Threats for Listed Species

Abstract Since its inception in 1973, the Endangered Species Act has been met with both praise and criticism. More than 40 years later, the Act is still polarizing, with proponents applauding its power to protect species and critics arguing against its perceived ineffectiveness and potential mismanagement. Recovery plans, which were required by the 1988 amendments to the Act, play an important role in organizing efforts to protect and recover species under the Act. In 1999, in an effort to evaluate the process, the Society for Conservation Biology commissioned an independent review of endangered species recovery planning. From these findings, the SCB made key recommendations for how management agencies could improve the recovery planning process, af... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Troyer, Caitlin (Author) / Gerber, Leah (Advisor) / Minteer, Ben (Committee member) / Guston, David (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Wildlife conservation / Wildlife management / Conservation biology / endangered species / Endangered Species Act / management / monitoring / recovery planning / threats
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 52 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note M.S. Biology 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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