A system of positive incentives to motivate environmental stewardship prior to listing under the Endangered Species Act could enhance the nation’s framework for species conservation.
PERC fellows offer "candidate species conservation banking" as a promising development of voluntary exchange through a market-like approach in their San Jose Mercury News op-ed.
Laura Huggins, Todd Gartner
Read the PERC op-ed: Endangered Species Act: On 40th Anniversary, Time to Rethink How We Protect Wildlife
The connection between the fields of economics and ecology
Saturday is World Wetlands Day. You could celebrate by cleaning up trash from a wetland or, if you don’t like feel like slogging it out in swampy water, you could drink an ice-cold Dr. Pepper. Laura Huggins explains.
In June of 2012, the world mourned the loss of the giant tortoise, Lonesome George. The 100-year-old tortoise lived in the Galapagos and was believed to be the last of his sub-species. George served as an ambassador for endangered species—especially in Ecuador where many groups are working to...
, Laura Huggins
From the World Resources Institutes initiative for Keeping Options Alive to the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity, calls for conserving biodiversity are persistent. This goal appears reasonable, at least on its face.
Laura Huggins, Shawn Regan
The science writer who is "turning the conservation movement upside down" calls for an end to notions of pristine nature.
Exploring the relation between tribes, property rights and the market