The long-held contention that rural forest communities are the prime culprits in tropical forest destruction is increasingly being discredited, as evidence mounts that the best way to protect rainforests is to involve local residents in sustainable management.
The West African nation of Liberia has partnered with the European Union in a unique attempt to protect its remaining forests by barcoding every harvestable tree.
"Saving the Wilderness” explained how the managers of the Rainey Preserve used market relationships to enhance private land management and how they and similar managers could, if allowed, improve the management of government land, too.
Jane Shaw, Richard Stroup, Donald Leal, Bruce Yandle, Terry Anderson
PERC scholars respond to a journalist’s critiques of free market environmentalism.
The conflict between the fact of scarcity and the apparent ability of the Fish and Wildlife Service to disregard limits is the underlying problem with the Act. Until that conflict is resolved, the ESA will not work effectively to save species.
Richard Stroup, Jane Shaw
This essay is excerpted from Rational Readings on Environmental Concerns, Jay H.
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