Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Comparing conventional and new policy approaches for carnivore conservation : theoretical results and application to tiger conservation
Authors: Zabel, Astrid
Pittel, Karen
Bostedt, Göran
Engel, Stefanie
DOI: 10.1007/s10640-010-9411-4
Published in: Environmental and Resource Economics
Volume(Issue): 48
Issue: 2
Pages: 287
Pages to: 301
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Springer
ISSN: 0924-6460
1573-1502
Language: English
Subjects: Biodiversity conservation
Subject (DDC): 333: Economics of land and resources
Abstract: New policy approaches to facilitate the co-existence of wildlife and livestock are needed for situations where predation incidents greatly impact households’ income and retaliatory killing threatens endangered carnivore species’ survival. In this paper, models are developed to assess how two alternative policy approaches impact a herder’s decisions on carnivore hunting and livestock protection. We find that while the well-established ex-post compensation policy induces suboptimal livestock protection it can generate sufficient incentives for the herder to refrain from hunting so that the carnivore population reaches its socially optimal level. Performance payments are proposed as alternative policy. They are found not to distort livestock protection incentives and can also help achieve a socially optimal carnivore population level. Which of the two scheme types gives rise to less cost is ambiguous. An empirical analysis of the model with data from tiger-livestock conflicts in India is presented.
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/9131
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Center for Economic Policy (FWP)
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