ENVIRONMENT
07/30/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Are We Only Protecting Pretty Species?

When it began compiling lists of threatened and endangered animals and plants more than 35 years ago, the U.S. government gave itself the same mandate as Noah's Ark: Save everything. But in practice, the effort has often worked more like a velvet-rope nightclub: Glamor rules.

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