Compensation for Wildlife Damage: Habitat Conversion, Species Preservation and Local Welfare

D. Rondeau, E.H. Bulte

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Abstract

We develop a model of hunting, farming and defensive action to study the environmental and economic consequences of introducing a program to compensate peasants of a small economy for the damage caused by wildlife. We show that the widespread belief that compensation induces wildlife conservation may be erroneous. Compensation can lower the wildlife stock, and may result in a net welfare loss for local people.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-322
JournalJournal of Environmental Economics and Management
Volume54
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Keywords

  • conservation

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