Great story from Canada showing how markets can and do protect the environment.
The community coalition and the Land Conservancy of B.C. did not hold protests or appeal to government to preserve the rain forest. They engaged in a form of collective capitalism in which everyone from local schoolchildren to senior citizens pooled their resources to buy the land from the developer.
If you want to learn more about FME, click here, here, and here.
If you want to support non-coercive environmentalist causes, try here, here, and here. (I didn’t put the Nature Conservancy in here, because they turn over much of their land to the public sector, which costs taxpayers dearly in management fees. But let’s not quibble. They do good stuff, too, on a whole.)