27 Jun '11, 11pm

Camera traps reveal no tigers, but other carnivores in Khao Yai National Park via @mongabay

Environment versus economy: local communities find economic benefits from living next to conservation areas (06/12/2011) While few would question that conserving a certain percentage of land or water is good for society overall, it has long been believed that protected areas economically impoverish, rather than enrich, communities living adjacent to them. Many communities worldwide have protested against the establishment of conservation areas near them, fearing that less access and increased regulations would imperil their livelihoods. However, a surprising study overturns the common wisdom: showing that, at least in Thailand and Costa Rica, protected areas actually boost local economies and decrease poverty. Bear bile trade, both legal and illegal, ubiquitous in Asia (05/16/2011) Surveying 13 nations and territories in Asia, the wildlife trade organization TRAFFIC found ...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0627-hance_tcs_cameratrap_k...

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