From economic value

WHAT SPECIES ARE IRRECOVERABLE IS HIGHLY POLITICAL

— faced with limited funding, conservation managers face the conundrum of how to allocate inadequate resources to recover as many species as possible. that’s why a team of scientists and researchers from arizona state university, along with the u.s. fish and wildlife service, developed the data tool, called recovery explorer. it compares potential outcomes based on investment amounts and recovery strategies. read : digital tool could help the U.S. save more endangered species

A HUGE VICTORY

— groups including the alaska oil and gas association and arctic slope regional corporation sued to stop the listing, saying the decision wasn’t based on science and could restrict development. the appeals court rejected that argument. read article : court ruling keeps bearded seals on ESA more : center for biological diversity

THE VALUE OF NATIVE BEES

— population declines among wild bees are much more difficult to document than those in honey bees, which are for the most part managed commercially and whose numbers are carefully tracked by beekeepers. read article : bumble bee is proposed for U.S. endangered species status