If It Pays, It Stays: Trophy Hunting and Rhino Conservation

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Terry Anderson explains how hunting in Namibia provides local communities with the right incentives to manage and conserve wildlife. By earning a revenue from these hunts, locals are turning wildlife from a liabilitysomething that might trample crops or injure peopleto an asset. In other words, Namibia is proving the old western rancher adage, "if it pays, it stays." 

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Terry Anderson is president of PERC and the John and Jean De Nault Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He believes that market approaches can be both economically sound and environmentally sensitive. His research helped launch the idea of free market environmentalism and has prompted public debate over the proper role of...
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