PERC research fellow Catherine Semcer sits down with Byron Pace of the popular podcast Into the Wilderness to explore how conservation is funded and how markets can incentivize conservation. They also discuss how harnessing regulated wildlife trade can help address social inequality and prevent viral spillovers into human populations.
The default approach to endangered-species policy should be to reward—or at the very least, to avoid punishing—people who provide important and hospitable habitats.
While the monarch’s plight is cause for alarm, that the species has not been formally listed may not be.
Recovering endangered and threatened species ultimately depends on broader reforms that respect property rights and provide the right incentives to private landowners.
How national park visitors in the United States could help address the need for wildlife conservation efforts beyond park boundaries, using a case study of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.