Michael `t Sas-Rolfes 12/16/2014
Is the prohibitionist approach really helping?
Michael `t Sas-Rolfes 11/06/2013
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is about to destroy 6 tons of confiscated ivory. But does the destruction of ivory stockpiles really help the cause?
Michael `t Sas-Rolfes 07/26/2012
In 1900, the southern white rhinoceros was the most endangered of the five rhinoceros species. Less than 20 rhinos remained in a single reserve in South Africa. By 2010, white rhino numbers had climbed to more than 20,000, making it the most common rhino species on the planet.
Michael `t Sas-Rolfes 11/09/2011
Q: In 1998, you authored a PERC Policy Series called “Who Will Save the Wild Tiger?” What has changed in the world of tigers?
Michael `t Sas-Rolfes 08/19/2011
Southern white rhinos have been saved from extinction by private owners who used property rights and market incentives to restore the South African population of 20 in 1900 to more than 20,000 today.
Michael `t Sas-Rolfes 06/17/2011
Conservation of animals like rhinos and elephants may eventually be conducted most successfully by markets where these animals have monetary value rather than just emotional value. It may sound cold, but it could well keep them from becoming extinct
Michael `t Sas-Rolfes 02/01/1998
The tiger, which once ranged throughout Asia, faces extinction in the wild. The only way to save it is to provide incentives that make people who live near tigers want to conserve them, says Michael 't Sas-Rolfes in a new paper, "Who Will Save the Wild Tiger?" published by PERC.