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Conservation Through Private Initiative: Harnessing American Ingenuity to Preserve Our Nation's Resources

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Publication Date: January 2005

Publisher(s): Reason Foundation

Author(s): Michael De Alessi

Topic: Environment (Environmental policy)

Type: Report


Private conservation activities and private, entrepreneurial innovations that benefit the environment long predate the environmental movement, and remain an integral part of any solution to our current environmental issues. The majority of endangered species in the United States, for example, depend on private lands for their survival. This study analyzes examples of conservation through private means and explores how performance metrics can aid in the protection of the environment.