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.
A podcast on the gray wolf's recovery and the challenge of species delisting.
Future conservation efforts are likely to be more successful if they respect cultural norms and rely on incentives rather than punishment.
Banning trophy hunting without viable alternatives would imperil biodiversity and undermine local communities.
Maintaining a realistic offramp from the Endangered Species Act is essential to spurring long-term recovery efforts.
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.