Wildlife in the Marketplace

Wildlife in the Marketplace

by Terry L. Anderson, Peter J. Hill
     
 

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This collection of new and classic essays by a group of distinguished economists and wildlife experts challenges the prevailing idea that wildlife and markets are inimical to one another, arguing that markets can play an important role in preserving animal species and their habitat. In fact, the editors argue, the late nineteenth-century slaughter of wild game

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This collection of new and classic essays by a group of distinguished economists and wildlife experts challenges the prevailing idea that wildlife and markets are inimical to one another, arguing that markets can play an important role in preserving animal species and their habitat. In fact, the editors argue, the late nineteenth-century slaughter of wild game occurred because common ownership gave no incentive for hunters to limit their take or for owners of habitat to invest in wildlife. Using case studies from North America and southern Africa, the essays discuss how 'enviro-capitalism' has been successfully implemented to encourage elephant and rhino preservation and look at the politics of the international ivory ban. They examine the historical role of incentive wildlife management and the problems with political wildlife management that do not take into account the ownership of habitat.

Editorial Reviews

Forum For Applied Research and Public Policy
. . . is a scientific, highly readable, and thoughtful assessment of wildlife management policies in the National Park System.
Choice
This book should stimulate professional and academic wildlife and conservation biologists to explore ways to transform wildlife on privately held lands from liability to asset . . . Wildlife conservationists should read this book.
Jonathan H. Adler
Extremely relevant to current policy debates in Congress.
Tom Bourland
Compelling case studies that prove why property rights and markets promote successful wildlife conservation policies . . .
Hal Salwasser
Wildlife in the Marketplace offers valuable suggestions on how commercialization and private ownership can supplement current species-protection efforts. The book captures the essence of a major trend in wildlife conservation. Anderson and Hill present the data and thoughts from people shaping the future marketplace for wildlife conservation.
Charles W. Howe
In the management of any resource, we must not ignore the strengths and weaknesses of markets and property rights as motivators of appropriate behavior. This volume provides some good scholarship on this topic.
CHOICE
This book should stimulate professional and academic wildlife and conservation biologists to explore ways to transform wildlife on privately held lands from liability to asset . . . Wildlife conservationists should read this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847680245
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/2002
Series:
Political Economy Forum Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.68(d)

Meet the Author

Terry L. Anderson is Professor of Economics at Montana State University and Executive Director of the Political Economy Research Center. Peter J. Hill is Professor of Economics at Wheaton College. Among their many publications is The Political Economy of the American West co-edited for Rowman & Littlefield (1994).

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