Assessing State Laws and Resources for Endangered Species Protection

9 Pages Posted: 31 Oct 2017

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Alejandro E. Camacho

University of California, Irvine, School of Law, Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources (CLEANR); Center for Progressive Reform

Michael J. Robinson-Dorn

University of California, Irvine School of Law

Asena Yildiz

University of California, Irvine School of Law

Tara Teegarden

University of California, Irvine School of Law

Date Written: October 27, 2017

Abstract

This report provides a detailed analysis of state endangered species laws and funding to implement the federal Endangered Species Act. The study compares state endangered species protections against the federal law in terms of: existing statutes, the extent of species covered, standards and provisions for listing species, authority for recovering planning, designation of critical habitats, substantive and land-use restrictions, consultation for public action, and habitat modification. The report concludes that without significant state law reforms and massive expansions of funding in most states, devolution of federal authority and responsibility over threatened and endangered species to states is likely to undermine conservation and recovery efforts, lead to a greater number of species becoming imperiled, and result in fewer species recovered.

Keywords: Endangered species, endangered species protection, Federal Endangered Species Act, devolution, state endangered species laws

Suggested Citation

Camacho, Alejandro E. and Robinson-Dorn, Michael J. and Yildiz, Asena and Teegarden, Tara, Assessing State Laws and Resources for Endangered Species Protection (October 27, 2017). Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 47, No. 10, 2017, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2017-51, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3060882

Alejandro E. Camacho (Contact Author)

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Michael J. Robinson-Dorn

University of California, Irvine School of Law ( email )

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Asena Yildiz

University of California, Irvine School of Law ( email )

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Irvine, CA 92697-1000
United States

Tara Teegarden

University of California, Irvine School of Law

401 E. Peltason Dr.
Ste. 1000
Irvine, CA 92697-1000
United States

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