Private protection of the environment is all around us, but it often goes unnoticed. Since our beginning, PERC has worked to showcase the private efforts that preserve in the public interest.
Christian Science MonitorMarch 20, 1996 By Urs P. Kreuter and Linda E. Platts
Linda Platts, Holly Fretwell
Wall Street JournalJanuary 28, 1997 By Holly Lippke Fretwell and Linda Platts
Slash-and-burn agriculture has long been a way of life for farmers living in forested areas of the Dominican Republic.
In Tanzania, the Nile crocodile is probably best known for its threat to human life. Not only does it snatch villagers from the river banks, but it has even made forays onto the lawns of tourist lodges in search of a tasty meal.
The world's largest fish has found a safe haven in the waters surrounding a tiny Caribbean island. Two environmental groups have purchased the 5-acre Little Water Caye Island off the southern coast of Belize and will manage the surrounding waters as a protected area for the reclusive whale shark.
The South Texas Wildlife Shootout is helping preserve wildlife habitat on private land and educating the public about the unique wildlife in the region.