DSC and the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), formalizing their partnership to further conservation efforts. The goal of the MOU is to advance the missions of DSC and PERC through collaboration, communication and interaction between the two organizations.
“We are very excited to work with DSC to deepen our understanding of wildlife economies in Africa, and around the world, and the role that sustainable use plays in supporting conservation,” Catherine E. Semcer, research fellow with PERC, said. “We look forward to the opportunities this relationship offers to produce and share high-quality research for the benefit of decision-makers, the general public and all who value wildlife.”
Both organizations will strategize ways in which to protect and advance policies that enhance conservation at the state, federal and international levels. Further, both organizations will support research activities that uphold the rights of sovereign nations to manage their natural resources, support rural livelihoods, and protect legal, regulated hunting as a conservation tool.
“DSC eagerly welcomes this partnership with PERC,” Corey Mason, DSC executive editor, said. “PERC is a world-renowned and reputable conservation and research institute that provides science and fact-based studies on critically important matters.”
DSC looks forward to working with PERC on environmental policy and engagement, and to enhance the efforts of both organizations for the benefit of people and wildlife across the world.