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To protect endangered wildlife, government should make partners of landowners

The Hill
By Damien Schiff
March 11, 2019

Most Americans strongly support government efforts to protect endangered species. We all understand the value of ensuring that iconic animals such as the grizzly bear and bald eagle survive and thrive in the wild, both as matter of conservation and as our legacy for future generations.

But few Americans understand just how poorly U.S. wildlife laws protect imperiled populations and further their recovery. The good news is that, with a few commonsense reforms, these laws could work more effectively. Reform should begin by creating incentives for private property owners to help protect species.

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