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go directly to report, PDF _ RS21157 - International Species Conservation Funds
5-Mar-2010; Pervaze A. Sheikh and M. Lynne Corn; 7 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
March 6, 2007
October 10, 2006
June 1, 2006
February 22, 2006
March 15, 2005
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Abstract: International species conservation is addressed by several funds, including those under the Multinational Species Conservation Fund and the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Fund. These funds are implemented by relatively small programs within the Fish and Wildlife Service, yet generate eno.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Biodiversity, International, Legislative
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go directly to report, PDF _ R41100 - Warranted but Precluded: What That Means Under the Endangered Species Act (ESA)
30-Apr-2010; Kristina Alexander; 11 p.
Update: Previous releases:
March 5, 2010
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Abstract: On March 5, 2010, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced that the sage grouse (sometimes called the greater sage grouse) was facing risks to its population such that a listing under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) was warranted. However, in that same determination, FWS found that the.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Biodiversity
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go directly to report, PDF _ 98-666 - Pacific Salmon and Steelhead Trout: Managing Under the Endangered Species Act
2-Jun-2010; Eugene H. Buck, Harold F. Upton; 13 p.
Update: Previous Release:
February 4, 2009
May 12, 2008
June 28, 2008
December 6, 2006
May 30, 2006
April 10, 2006
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Abstract: Along the Pacific Coast, 26 distinct population segments of Pacific salmon and steelhead trout are listed as either endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Human activities have combined to greatly degrade, reduce, and eliminate fish habitat and otherwise harm populat.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Biodiversity, Legislative, Marine
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go directly to report, PDF _ R41155 - Fish and Wildlife Service: Appropriations and Policy
5-Apr-2010; M. Lynne Corn; 10 p.
Abstract: For Fish and Wildlife Service appropriations in FY2011, the Administration requests $1.64 billion, down 0.3% from the FY2010 level of $1.65 billion. Climate change and land acquisition programs would receive notable increases; construction and funds for wetlands, neotropical migratory birds, and .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Biodiversity, Marine
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go directly to report, PDF _ R40865 - Sage Grouse and the Endangered Species Act (ESA)
4-May-2010; Kristina Alexander, M. Lynne Corn; 27 p.
Abstract: Western states have seen conflicts over natural resources for more than a century. These conflicts have involved issues such as grazing, roads, fences, oil and gas development, urban expansion, spread of invasive species, water rights, Native rights, timber harvest, and pollution. Recent addition.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Biodiversity
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL33941 - Polar Bears:Listing Under the Endangered Species Act
4-Mar-2009; Eugene H. Buck, M. Lynn Corn, Kristina Alexander; 24 p.
Update: Previous releases:
February 20, 2009
September 2, 2008
June 2, 2008
February 15, 2008
October 9, 2007
May 14, 2007
March 30, 2007
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Abstract: On May 14, 2008, Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne announced the listing of polar bears as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The controversial decision highlights the intersection of two significant issues currently before Congress — climate change and species protection. Under .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Biodiversity, Legislative, Climate Change
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL31796 - The Endangered Species Act and Claims of Property Rights “Takings”
3-Feb-2009; Robert Meltz; 22 p.
Update: Previously Releaseds:
January 14, 2008
December 18, 2006
December 5, 2005
October 14, 2005
/nle/crsreports/05mar/RL31796.pdf.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: The federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) has long been one of the major flash points in the “property rights” debate. This report first outlines the ESA provisions most relevant to the act’s impacts on private property, and then surveys the major ESA-relevant principles of Fifth Amendment takings l.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Biodiversity, Legislative, Information
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL34395 - International Illegal Trade in Wildlife: Threats and U.S. Policy
2-Feb-2009; Liana Sun Wyler, Pervase Sheikh; 51 p.
Update: Previous Editions:
August 22, 2008
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Abstract: Global trade in illegal wildlife is a growing illicit economy, estimated to be worth at least $5 billion and potentially in excess of $20 billion annually. Some of the most lucrative illicit wildlife commodities include tiger parts, caviar, elephant ivory, rhino horn, and exotic birds and reptile.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Biodiversity, Natural Resources, Risk & Reform
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go directly to report _ RL34641 - Changes to Consultation Regulations of the Endangered Species Act (ESA)
2-Feb-2009; Kristina Alexander and M. Lynne Corn; 31 p.
Abstract: The Endangered Species Act (ESA) requires all federal agencies to consult with either the Fish and Wildlife Service or the National Marine Fisheries Service (the Services) to determine whether their actions may jeopardize the continued existence of a listed species or destroy or adversely modify .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Legislative, Biodiversity
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL33779 - The Endangered Species Act (ESA) in the110th Congress: Conflicting Values and Difficult Choices
12-Jan-2009; Eugene H. Buck and M. Lynne Corn, Pervaze A. Sheikh, Robert Meltz and Kristina Alexander; 26 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
October 8, 2008
June 3, 2007 November 1, 2007
October 10, 2007
July 27, 2007: (www.ncseonline.org/nle/crsreports/07Jul/RL33779.pdf)
June 2, 2007
April 9, 2007
May 2, 2007
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Abstract: The 110th Congress took limited action to oversee implementation and funding of the Endangered Species Act (ESA; P.L. 93-205, 16 U.S.C. §§ 1531-1543) and to consider proposals to amend the act. Major issues in recent years have included the role of science in decision-making, consultation require.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Biodiversity, Government, Legislative
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