Legal and Economic Tools and Other Incentives to Achieve Wildlife Goals
by Arlene J. Kwasniak. 2006
25 pp. Wildlife Law Paper #5. $10.00 (softcover)
This paper describes and where appropriate, evaluates legal and economic tools to achieve protection of wildlife and wildlife habitat. It looks at novel private conservancy legal tools such as conservation easements, and transfer of development rights, as well traditional tools that may be used to achieve conservancy goals such as contracts, leases, licences, profits à prendre, restrictive covenants and common law easements. It also considers economic based tools such as income and property tax incentives, certification programs, and payment for supplying ecological goods and services related to wildlife and habitat protection.