Species at Risk: Using Economic Incentives to Shelter Endangered Species on Private Lands by Jason F. ShogrenSpecies at Risk: Using Economic Incentives to Shelter Endangered Species on Private Lands by Jason F. Shogren

Species at Risk: Using Economic Incentives to Shelter Endangered Species on Private Lands

EditorJason F. Shogren

Paperback | January 1, 2005

Pricing and Purchase Info

$41.95

Earn 210 plum® points

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

Protecting endangered species of animals and plants is a goal that almost everyone supports in principle—but in practice private landowners have often opposed the regulations of the Endangered Species Act, which, they argue, unfairly limits their right to profit from their property. To encourage private landowners to cooperate voluntarily in species conservation and to mitigate the economic burden of doing so, the government and nonprofit land trusts have created a number of incentive programs, including conservation easements, leases, habitat banking, habitat conservation planning, safe harbors, candidate conservation agreements, and the "no surprise" policy.

In this book, lawyers, economists, political scientists, historians, and zoologists come together to assess the challenges and opportunities for using economic incentives as compensation for protecting species at risk on private property. They examine 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.

Jason F. Shogren is Stroock Distinguished Professor of Natural Resource Conservation and Management at the University of Wyoming.
Introduction to Environmental Economics
Introduction to Environmental Economics

by Nick Hanley

$74.69$81.95

Out of stock online

Not available in stores

Environmental Economics: In Theory and Practice
Environmental Economics: In Theory and Practice

by Nick Hanley

$153.80

In stock online

Not available in stores

Shop this author
Title:Species at Risk: Using Economic Incentives to Shelter Endangered Species on Private LandsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:283 pages, 9.02 × 5.96 × 0.7 inPublished:January 1, 2005Publisher:University Of Texas PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0292705972

ISBN - 13:9780292705975

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Species at Risk: Using Economic Incentives to Shelter Endangered Species on Private Lands

Reviews

Table of Contents

  • Foreword (Mike Sullivan and the members of the board of the Institute of Environmental and Natural Resources, University of Wyoming)
  • Chapter 1. Introduction (Jason F. Shogren)
  • Part I. Current and Proposed Incentive Options for Species Protection on Private Lands
  • Chapter 2. The Endangered Species Act and Its Current Set of Incentive Tools for Species Protection (Debra Donahue)
  • Chapter 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
  • Chapter 4. Endangered Species Protection and Ways of Life: Beyond Economy and Ecology (Frieda Knobloch and R. McGreggor Cawley)
  • Chapter 5. A Critical Examination of Economic Incentives to Promote Conservation (Debra Donahue)
  • Chapter 6. Appraising the Conservation Value of Private Lands (Steve W. Buskirk and Samantha M. Wisely)
  • Chapter 7. Markets for Conserving Biodiversity Habitat: Principles and Practice (Thomas D. Crocker)
  • Chapter 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
  • Chapter 9. Evaluating the Incentive Tools (Gregory M. Parkhurst and Jason F. Shogren)
  • About the Authors
  • Index

Editorial Reviews

Protecting endangered species of animals and plants is a goal that almost everyone supports in principle—but in practice private landowners have often opposed the regulations of the Endangered Species Act, which, they argue, unfairly limits their right to profit from their property. To encourage private landowners to cooperate voluntarily in species conservation and to mitigate the economic burden of doing so, the government and nonprofit land trusts have created a number of incentive programs, including conservation easements, leases, habitat banking, habitat conservation planning, safe harbors, candidate conservation agreements, and the "no surprise" policy.In this book, lawyers, economists, political scientists, historians, and zoologists come together to assess the challenges and opportunities for using economic incentives as compensation for protecting species at risk on private property. They examine 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."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