Saving Tigers (and Other Endangered Species)
Want to save endangered species? Turn them into private assets. So argues Barun Mitra in today’s NYT.
In Sell the Tiger to Save It, Mitra observes that our thirty year-old conservation policy, which prohibits harm to individual tigers and the trading of tiger products, has failed to increase the tiger population. The problem, Mitra argues, is that the prevailing prohibitionist approach fights markets rather than harnesses them…