Tag: conservation

Multiplier Effect

While ecotourism provides clear, direct economic benefits to countries, those benefits are often underestimated, since the numerous inputs required to support the ecotourism industry are difficult to quantify. For example, items such as food, supplies, transportation, public works, infrastructure, and

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Infrastructure and Guns May Curb Wildlife Trafficking

As I discussed in my previous blog post, the US attempts to curb wildlife tracking through foreign assistance. Specifically, FWS provides $10 million annually to enhance and support wildlife conservation throughout Africa and Asia.  The funds support essential wildlife protection

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Sport Hunting Revenue

By one estimate, African sport hunting generates approximately $200 million annually. While sport hunting revenue is a small portion of  African countries’ GDPs, it can have a big impact on wildlife conservation and the populations of certain species. This revenue

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