Why wolves? An analysis of private organization decision making in filing citizen suitsunder the Endangered Species Act Public Deposited

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  • The Endangered Species Act is hailed as the “gold standard” of species conservation legislationboth in the U.S. and globally. There are scarce conservation funds that we as a society can spendon the recovery of endangered species, so it is important to understand how the parties involvedwith this legislation choose which species to prioritize. There is literature that shows thegovernment allocates funds to individual species mainly based on visceral characteristics such asbody length, and allocates funds in response to short term political pressure. However, there islittle literature on the motivations behind why private organizations target specific species inlawsuits against the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). In this paper, I conducted an empiricalstudy to find evidence for these motivations. I find that body length and the taxonomicclassification of the species (mammal, fish, etc.) is significant to how environmental non-profitsmake these decisions, and economic conflict is significant to how corporate groups decide whichspecies to target.
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