In cooperation with different conservation organizations, university research centers and private enterprises we have developed innovative strategies and legal structures to facilitate the economic internalization of various ecosystems services.
Our endeavor is to answer, among others, the following challenging questions:
Can the landscape or the biological information of the flora be subject to a property right in order to facilitate a transaction over it?
Can property rights over ecological tangibles and intangibles facilitate the integration of different stakeholders into one ecosystem management strategy?
Can private property rights of this nature be used both in rural and urban areas?
Can a private property right co-exist with public rights structures (imperative rules or inalienability entitlements) and does this co-existence affect the strategy to be followed?
From an economic perspective, does a private property right reduce the transaction costs of an ecosystem’s conservation plan?
Also, can a property right strategy, if widely applied, create intelligent markets over ecosystem services? And should this be connected with the environmental impact assessment system through “conservation banks”?
How will a private property right help the stewardship over a conservation area?
How can a private property right help private enterprises -that are currently being benefited by different ecosystem services- secure a positive relationship between the ecosystem and their industrial or commercial operations?
Can these private enterprises use property rights in order to hold assets in their accounting books and not only “expenses”?
Ecology and Legal Conservation
We help NGOs, government organizations and private enterprises to achieve:
- Ecosystems conservation
- Ecosystems services transactions
- Ecosystems management plans
- Ecosystems & community coordination agreements