recovery

A Monitoring Policy Framework for the United States Endangered Species Act

Biodiversity is deteriorating at a global level as human actions like development, overexploitation, climate change, pollution, and other factors have led to a dramatic increase in the rate of extinction. The U.S. Endangered Species Act is considered …

Better representation is needed in Endangered Species Act implementation

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service uses the concepts of resilience, redundancy,and representation - often known as the 3Rs - to guide implementation of the Endangered Species Act. The Service has done little, however, to relate the 3Rs to the …

A Monitoring Policy Framework for the United States Endangered Species Act

Biodiversity is deteriorating at a global level as human actions like development, overexploitation, climate change, pollution, and other factors have led to a dramatic increase in the rate of extinction. The U.S. Endangered Species Act is considered …

Recovery units under the Endangered Species Act could be used more widely

Recovering species is one of the main goals of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). In the face of limited budgets, diverse tools are needed to find efficient solutions. Recovery units may be one such tool -designated portions of a species range that …

ESA Recovery Plans Dashboard

The Endangered Species Act requires the creation of plans for recovering listed species. [Long-term funding shortfalls](https://defenders-cci.org/publication/conservation-funding/) have meant [extensive delays in …

Missing, delayed, and old: The status of ESA recovery plans

Recovery planning is an essential part of implementing the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA), but conservationists and government agencies recognize challenges with the current planning process. Using data from all U.S. domestic and transboundary …

Planning

Planning is the first step in effective and efficient conservation: we need to know the goal and what science says is needed to get there. Under a law like the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA), planning may be a formal process that underpins a goal …

Recovery Units Map

A map showing recovery units designated for threatened and endangered species, which allow more focused recovery efforts.