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FOR 350, Professional Development III: Ethical Dilemmas in Natural Resource Management

Course Materials, Spring 2012

 

Reading assignment on Animal Rights and Wildlife Management Apr 3

An Animal's Place Michael Pollan, from the New York Times magazine, Nov 2002. Read and come to class prepared to discuss.

 

Reading assignment on Community Rights and International Development Mar 27

International Union for Conservation of Nature newsletter on Rights-Based Approaches to Forest Conservation. There are 12 articles, mostly one page long, with different perspectives on the relationship between community rights and conservation pick one, read it, and answer the following questions:

1.      What are the key issues raised by the author(s) of the article? What problems are pointed out, and what solutions are suggested?

2.      Would you consider the problems highlighted in the article to be relevant to rural regions of the US where local economies are dependent on forestlands, or are these issues unique to the specific regions that the article addresses?

3.      Do you agree with the assessment of the problem presented by the article, or do you feel that the article takes a position that is biased toward one side or another of the issue addressed?

4.      Do you agree with the solutions, if any, suggested in the article? If no solutions are suggested, or if you do not agree with the solutions, do you have any ideas for ways the problem could be addressed?

 

Readings on Sustainability and Property Rights Mar 21

Property and Liberty. Eric T. Freyfogle, 2011. Harvard Environmental Law Review. Read pp 79 to 91.

 

The Property Rights Path to Sustainable Development. Terry Anderson and Laura Huggins, 2003. Property and Environmental Research Center

 

Collective Action and Property Rights for Sustainable Development. Edited by Ruth Meinzen-Dick and Monica Di Gregorio, 2004. International Food and Policy Research Institute

 

When Do Property Rights Matter for Sustainable Forest Management? A Case of the UFRIC Sites in Uganda. Justin Namaalwa, 2008. Faculty of Forestry and Nature Conservation, Makerere University, Uganda.

 

Sustainable Development Means a Wrenching Transformation of Your Life. Tom DeWeese, 2011. American Policy Center (website).

 

Wake Commission Debates Sustainability vs. Personal Property Rights. Ariella Monti, 2012. Raleigh Public Record (website)