The Endangered Species Act at 40: Species Profiles: Hawaiian Hawk

The Hawaiian hawk cannot possibly be considered an Endangered Species Act success story because it is likely a case of data error and because, on net, it has not benefited from the Act, in particular the ESA’s land-use restrictions that make the law so powerful. If the Hawaiian hawk is an ESA success story then such a characterization essentially has no meaning because the hawk received very, very little meaningful help from the Act.

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