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About this book
About this book
Assesses the challenges and opportunities for using economic initiatives as compensation for protecting species at risk on private property. Examines current programs to see how well they are working and also offer ideas for how these programs could be more successful. Their ultimate goal is to better understand how economic incentive schemes can be made both more cost-effective and more socially acceptable, while respecting a wide range of views regarding opportunity costs, legal standing, biological effectiveness, moral appropriateness, and social context.
1. Introduction Jason F. Shogren Part I. Current and Proposed Incentive Options for Species Protection on Private Lands 2. The Endangered Species Act and Its Current Set of Incentive Tools for Species Protection Debra Donahue 3. An Economic Review of Incentive Mechanisms to Protect Species on Private Land Gregory M. Parkhurst and Jason F. Shogren Part II. Challenges to Using Economic Incentives for Species Protection 4. Endangered Species Protection and Ways of Life: Beyond Economy and Ecology Frieda Knobloch and R. McGreggor Cawley 5. A Critical Examination of Economic Incentives to Promote Conservation Debra Donahue 6. Appraising the Conservation Value of Private Lands Steve W. Buskirk and Samantha M. Wisely 7. Markets for Conserving Biodiversity Habitat: Principles and Practice Thomas D. Crocker 8. The Role of Private Information in Designing Conservation Incentives for Property Owners Jason F. Shogren, Rodney B. W. Smith, and John Tschirhart Part III. Economic Incentives for ESA Reauthorization 9. Evaluating the Incentive Tools Gregory M. Parkhurst and Jason F. Shogre
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This book presents the most comprehensive discussion of the economics and practicalities of incentive instruments that could be used for endangered and threatened species conservation. I believe the book will have broad appeal to lawyers, biologists, economists, and others working in the field of endangered species, as well as to general readers with an interest in conservation. J. B. Ruhl, Florida State University, author of The Law of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management