Africa's elephant population has fallen by around 20 percent in the past decade. To protect elephants, the animals have to become assets to those who live with them.
As we consider the plight of the tiger, we ask whether commerce could be harnessed as a powerful ally for species conservation.
South Africa has legalized domestic rhino horn trade. This trade will make rhinos an asset to local people, ultimately aiding in this endangered species's conservation.
Cambodia's tiger population has been declared functionally extinct. Can they be successfully reintroduced?
March 3 is World Wildlife Day, a time to celebrate the many species found on our planet and to raise awareness for wildlife conservation. PERC's research shows that when local people benefit from the presence of wildlife, populations increase.
Private conservation is not a new idea. Over the years, work by private entities has grown to face new environmental problems, but it is clear the ideas had taken root many years ago.
Nearly 25 years after the United Nation's first Earth Summit, we continue to find that private conservation is better for the environment than government control.
Two decades ago, Rick Stroup wrote about how the Endangered Species Act fueled animosity between endangered species and landowners. What has changed?