Banning trophy hunting without viable alternatives would imperil biodiversity and undermine local communities.
Another drop in energy revenues could threaten park maintenance funding.
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.
All energy sources come with environmental tradeoffs and extractive activities. Even when it comes to wind and solar, there is no free energy lunch.
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.