Micro finance offering loans to green business start-ups
Terry Anderson, Shawn Regan
When people who live near wild elephants understand how they can benefit economically, they have an incentive to protect the wildlife.
In Namibia the people own the wildlife. Their system of community-based conservation has providedincome to local people and sharply increased key wildlife populations.
Green activism is often a threat to the very environment that activists are trying to save.
Productive farm land near large urban centers is being protected as conservation easements include farming as a stipulation of the tax-reducing easements.
Eric Kihiu Ngure
How a fence and an off-road race are creating a new conservation paradigm in Kenya
Given property rights to the wild animals that often damage their crops or even kill them, Namibian farmers now are profiting from tourism and hunting, while poaching has virtually disappeared.
Dominic Parker, Shawn Regan, Walter Thurman
PERC scholars compare the Conservation and Wetland Reserves, both federal programs, with two private land trusts,The Nature Conservancy and the Land Trust Alliance,to determine their influence on each other.