Biodiversity

  • Will free markets save African white rhinos?

    For a number of years, free market environmentalists have been calling for new strategies in managing rhino populations in Africa.  Now with a new report documenting widespread poaching and the decimation of the world’s only wild population of northern white rhinoceros in the Congo, the timing to implement such a new approach may be urgent. […]

  • America’s Forests: In danger of vanishing?

    While many Americans believe that our nation is losing more and more of its forest land, the facts seem to be much more encouraging.  Below is a transcript from a recent ABC special called “Myths, Lies and Downright Stupidity” hosted by John Stossel where this topic was examined:   Myth # 3: We are destroying our […]

  • Political heritage of modern environmental thought

    This month, thousands of official delegates, environmental activists, and media will be gathering in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for a major United Nations’ conference on biological diversity. There, organizers will be seeking to advance something called “sustainable development” that is often billed as a panacea for some of the world’s most pressing human and environmental concerns.

  • Facts lost in deep dark jungle of rainforest issue

     In the mysterious jungle known as the Amazon, legend had itthere lived a Golden King named El Dorado said to be so rich thateach day he used gold dust to adorn his royal body.  For GonzaloPizarro, brother of the famous conqueror of the Incas, this visionwas more than he could bear.  So in 1540, setting […]

  • Off-shore oil rigs: A boon to aquatic species?

    For many, the idea of off-shore oil rigs and environmental protection seem to go together like … well, literally, oil and water. But if recent findings from the Bayou State of Louisiana are any indication, it may be such anti-oil sentiments which aren?t too factually slick.This, according to the publication Eco-Logic, which notes that a […]

  • The clear-cutting facts about the rainforest

    For years, many environmentalists have expressed great concern about the fate of the rainforest. The Rainforest Action Network, for instance, has made the claim that the Amazon is losing “two to three football fields a minute, while actor William Shatner (a.k.a. Captain Kirk) has asserted that, worldwide, rainforests are being cleared at 20 football fields […]

  • The rainforest issue: Myths and facts

    CFACT Briefing Paper #102 From movies to classrooms to the nightly news, Americans are constantly being told that of the world’s environmental “crises,” the staggering loss of tropical rainforest, and Amazon rainforest in particular, is right up there at the top.  Pictures of charred remains of once lush jungles flicker before our eyes, we are […]