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Did you know that there are over 1,300 endangered species in the United States? Polar bears, northern spotted owls, red wolves, Florida panthers and even monarch butterflies are all on the endangered species list. We’ve been given a mandate to take care of the earth and all living creatures on it. How can we make sure that vulnerable animals are protected from extinction? This week, Jonathan Wood joins Acton Line to show how market-based approaches are the best way to tackle the issue. Jonathan is an attorney at the Pacific Legal Foundation, where he litigates environmental, property rights and constitutional cases.


Resources:

Read: “The Road to Recovery: How restoring the Endangered Species Act’s two-step process can prevent extinction and promote recovery,” by Jonathan Wood

Jonathan Wood blogs at Freecology: Libertarian Environmentalism

Learn more about PERC, the Property and Environment Research Center 

Read: “Earth’s greatest resources: human creativity and economic freedom,” by Anne Rathbone Bradley