Why operation of wildlife refuges shouldn't be privatized

Hocutt, Grady
January 2007
High Country News;1/22/2007, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p20
The author discusses the underlying reasons why management of wildlife refuges should never be privatized. He argues that contracting out the management of a national refuge or park to private entity is tantamount to diluting accountability. Moreover, he relates that the negative evaluation of the management by the Indian tribes is proof enough that the system will not work and stresses that refuges are supposed to conserve wildlife and not to advance political agendas.


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