The video below titled, “Section 4d of the ESA,” is just one panel filmed at our annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC). Click here to learn more about PIELC, or read below for more information on this great panel focused on Section 4d of the Endangered Species Act.
Section 4d of the Endangered Species Act is increasingly being used to whittle down protections for species listed as threatened under the Act. This panel will provide background on section 4d of the ESA, its historic use, some current proposals for species such as the wolverine, lesser-prairie chicken, and straight-horned markhor, and cover other mechanisms that are available for conservation of threatened species. The panel will explore how FWS is using section 4d to allow sport hunting of threatened species, and discuss 4d rules and climate change.