A companion volume to The Endangered Species Act at Thirty: Renewing the Conservation Promise, published by Island Press in fall 2005, this new book examines the key policy tools available for protecting biodiversity in the United States by revisiting some basic questions in conservation: What are we trying to protect and why? What are the limits of species-based conservation? Can we develop new conservation strategies that are more ecologically and economically viable than past approaches?
J. Michael Scott is Professor, Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, University of Idaho, and Leader of the Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey.
Dale D. Goble is Margaret Wilson Schimke Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Idaho College of Law, Moscow, Idaho.
Frank Davis is Professor of Environmental Science and Management, Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara.