ERIC Number: EJ557563
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
The Economics of Saving Endangered Species: A Teaching Activity.
Schug, Mark C.; Shaw, Jane S.
Social Education, v61 n6 p334-36 Oct 1997
Argues that well-intentioned government policies, such as the Endangered Species Act, can actually cause harm to endangered species by creating disincentives to preserving the habitat for endangered species. Maintains that the use of incentives can lead to voluntary species protection. Includes instructions for an in-class teaching activity. (MJP)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Developing Nations, Ecology, Economic Development, Economics, Endangered Species, Environmental Education, Incentives, Learning Activities, Natural Resources, Resource Allocation, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Sustainable Development, Wildlife Management, World Affairs
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A