PERC Research Fellow Catherine Semcer sits down with John Batchelor of The John Batchelor Show to discuss Africa’s Great Migration and concerns about its future. New research shows that the Great Migration is slowly collapsing due to widespread habitat loss. At risk is not only East Africa’s natural heritage but also a wildlife-tourism economy worth hundreds of millions of dollars in direct expenditures. Semcer offers ways this collapse can be avoided, including the use of carbon markets.
The delays and expense associated with an overly bureaucratic process pose real environmental costs.
We must take the time to separate facts from propaganda and listen to scientists and stakeholders to avoid prioritizing emotions over evidence.
Property rights play a critical role in protecting both people and the environment.