Saving Patagonia Grasslands

Monday, July 2, 2012

Saving Patagonia's Grasslands

Temperate grasslands cover an area the size of Alaska in Southern Argentina. Sheep ranching is vital to the local economy, and yet, overgrazing is turning millions of acres of Patagonia's grasslands into desert. PERC Board Member Carlos Fernandez with The Nature Conservancy, Patagonia, Inc., and Ovis XXI has employed an innovative and market-based effort to save 40 million acres of grasslands in the next 10 to 15 years.

Huggins is a research fellow and former director of outreach with PERC as well as a research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Her association with PERC goes back several years, although she has recently embarked on a new venture as the manager of economic initiatives for the American Prairie Reserve. Huggins coauthored with...
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