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Cooperating with Wildlife: The Past, Present, and Future of Wildlife Federalism


Kalyani Robbins


Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law

May 22, 2013

Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 43, No. 10501, 2013
U of Akron Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-15

Abstract:     
States have traditionally played a significant role in managing wildlife, but play a very small role in implementing the Endangered Species Act, and an even smaller role with other federal wildlife statutes. The disconnect between the federal government and states (where the local knowledge is strongest) results in both inefficiencies and harmful incentives. While states and local governments are best positioned to manage local habitat, federal oversight is needed to ensure that our widely shared benefits (biodiversity) are not lost to a tragedy of the commons problem. Protection of vulnerable ecosystems is best served via a structure of overlapping federalism. Informally this is already happening, but cost efficiency may be improved via an effort to adaptively, but still more formally, allocate that overlap.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 9

Keywords: federalism, endangered species, ESA, wildlife management, biodiversity

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Date posted: May 23, 2013  

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Robbins, Kalyani, Cooperating with Wildlife: The Past, Present, and Future of Wildlife Federalism (May 22, 2013). Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 43, No. 10501, 2013; U of Akron Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-15. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2268737

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Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law ( email )
11200 SW 8th Street
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Miami, FL 33199
United States
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