Intelligent Tinkering : the Endangered Species Act and Resilience

  title={Intelligent Tinkering : the Endangered Species Act and Resilience},
  author={Melinda Harm Benson},
The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is one of the most powerful and controversial environmental laws in the United States. As a result of its uncompromising position against biodiversity loss, the ESA has become the primary driver of many ecological restoration efforts in the United States. This article explains why the ESA has become the impetus for so many of these efforts and assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the ESA as a primary driver from a resilience-based perspective. It argues that… CONTINUE READING

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