Saving Patagonia Grasslands

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Temperate grasslands cover an area the size of Alaska in Southern Argentina. Sheep ranching is vital to the local economy, and yet, overgrazing is turning millions of acres of Patagonia's grasslands into desert. PERC Board Member Carlos Fernandez with The Nature Conservancy, Patagonia, Inc., and Ovis XXI has employed an innovative and market-based effort to save 40 million acres of grasslands in the next 10 to 15 years.

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Huggins is a research fellow and director of outreach with PERC as well as a research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Her association with PERC goes back several years, and she officially joined the staff in Bozeman in 2005.Huggins coauthored with Terry Anderson Property Rights: A Practical Guide to Freedom and Prosperity...
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