Hunting animals to save them?

How can we save endangered species like tigers and black rhinos? Terry Anderson, executive director of the Property and Environment Research Center in Bozeman, Montana, believes in an innovative solution, and here explains how it can work: “The free market can be endangered species’ best friend. Unfortunately, landowners in most countries have no right to wildlife, but do have their land use regulated to provide habitat. Such regulations make endangered species a liability. Some southern African countries, however, allow landowners to profit from wildlife, even through hunting endangered species such as rhinos. This makes animals an asset and gives people an incentive to protect and breed them.”

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