Endangered Species Act Under the Trump Administration


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The panel covered key regulatory and legislative changes to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) under the Trump administration including: new standards and rules, removal of species from protection, reduction of funding for certain initiatives, trophy hunting and import, and ivory trade and import of ivory and rhino horn. They also discussed recent key federal litigation interpreting Endangered Species Act, and touched upon currently proposed legislative, regulatory and statutory changes to the ESA.

Dr. Susan Lieberman
, Vice-President, International Policy, Wildlife Conservation Society 
Joseph Nelson
, Partner, Van Ness Feldman
Asher Smith, Litigation Counsel, PETA Foundation
Danny Waltz
, Staff Attorney, Animal Legal Defense Fund

Professor Randall Abate, Rechnitz Family Endowed Chair in Marine and Environmental Law and Policy, Monmouth University and Mikki Golar

Sponsoring Committee:
Animal Law Committee, Christopher Wlach, Chair       

Cosponsoring Committee:
Environmental Law Committee, Kevin Healy and Amy Turner, Co-Chairs