If you can’t catch them, give them a cash prize

The threat of punishment is not the only way of stopping crimes and offences. Try cash incentives. The Madhya Pradesh forest department is giving away Rs 5,000 to each farmer who spots and provides information about a bird called 'Lesser Florican' aka Kharmor, and the results are there for all to see. The number of lesser floricans in the Sailana sanctuary has shot up from 5 to 26. Now, here's a thought to protect tigers and elephants and other endangered species.