This issue brief reports on the mechanics of and lessons learned from a conservation incentive program focused on the gopher tortoise. Its aim is to inform the successful design and implementation of other candidate programs emerging throughout the southern forests and greater United States.
This map identifies the hotspots where urban and suburban development are putting forests at risk in the southern United States.
Property Tax Incentives for Preserving Local Benefits of Forests
This paper explores current use valuation programs as one tool for conserving and fostering sustainable management of southern U.S. forests under private ownership. The brief identifies key constraints on existing programs and suggests measures that could be implemented to enhance program...
A summary of key elements, and unanswered questions, in Indonesia's recent moratorium on new forest permits.
New research shows that Africa offers some of the greatest opportunities globally for restoring forests.
Source: DuMoulin, Andrew. 2011. Winning Open Space Ballot Measures. The Trust for Public Land LandVote® Database. The Trust for Public Land.
A new WRI report explores what makes public ballot measures successful and how they can help conserve forests in the U.S. South.
From 1988 through 2010, 354 measures were proposed across the 13 states of the U.S. South.
The Potential of Public Ballot Measures
This issue brief explores the potential of conservation-related ballot measures as a tool to protect forests. It defines conservation-related ballot measures, summarizes their nationwide track record, assesses their application in the Southern United States, and makes recommendations to...
WRI experts answer questions on forest certification and the Lacey Act.