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Crying Wolf?

Public Policy on Endangered Species

by Laura Jones

with Liv Fredricksen


Critical Issues Bulletins

Critical Issues Bulletins are published from time to time by The Fraser Institute (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) as supplements to Fraser Forum, the Institute's monthly periodical. Critical Issues Bulletins are comprehensive studies of single issues of critical importance for public policy.

The authors have worked independently and opinions expressed by them are, therefore, their own, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the members or the trustees of The Fraser Institute.

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Copyright© 1999 by The Fraser Institute
Date of Issue: October 1999

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