- the action or fact of treating someone unfairly in order to benefit from their work.
- the action of making use of and benefiting from resources.
In the Endangered Species Act it's focus is on the viability of a species and it's status within it's habitat. That is reported by qualified scientists that report these FACT as a matter of fact. There is no judgement of any of the circumstances surrounding the species status, nor the cause of it's status.
Better put, the species is at the mercy of human use of the land. Nowhere in scientific investigation is there statements about the human activity that caused and is causing the species threatened or endangered status.
I think it is time scientific papers that report on habitat and species be specific to the cause of the deterioration and why the recommendations are written as they are regardless of the ridicule of those that OVER EXPLOIT natural resources, alter the land and use it in a method that is adverse to human benevolence and the climate.
If the actions of a country represent the priorities of it's people, the exploitation of their values needs to be written into a scientific assessment. Anthropology is a profession held in esteem, there is no reason why scientific papers cannot include an assessment of the country's people and their values to enact protections of land, habitat and the species imperiled by over exploitation and/or greed.