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SENR Seminar Series- Sayeed Mehmood 9.20.18

Sep 20, 2018, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Sayeed Mehmood, SENR Associate Professor of Natural Resource Economics, will present Do Endangered Species have a Future? An Exploration Through Theory, Research and Practice on Thursday, September 20th, 2018 at 4:10P.M. in 103 Kottman Hall.
Listen to Sayeed's presentation:


The Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973 is often regarded as one of the most successful environmental legislations. Although the law has been highly popular among supporters throughout its existence, in recent years, however, conflict with land use and other economic interests has given rise to an increasingly vocal opposition. Enforcement of the Endangered Species Act, much like most other environmental policies, is a messy affair pitting the complex and increasingly unpredictable nuances of politics, the federal bureaucracy, and a wide selection of stakeholders including landowners, businesses, environmental and pro-business interest groups and the general public against each other. In this presentation, we will examine relevant theory, try to make sense of the policy environment, discuss some research results and on the ground evidence from practitioners to examine the future for endangered species and the ESA.