On the Quasi-Option Value of Biodiversity and Conservation

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In recent years many programmes have been set up to tackle biodiversity loss. Since the loss of species is irreversible and their value is largely unknown, conservation measures have a quasi-option value in the sense of Arrow and Fisher (1974). The paper explores the decision problem of a nature protection agency seeking to maximise the expected biodiversity of a region subject to a budget constraint
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRisk and uncertainty in environmental and resource economics : international conference, 5-7 June 2002, Wageningen International Conference Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands
EditorsE.C. van Ierland, H.P. Weikard
PublisherWageningen University
Publication statusPublished - 2002


  • biodiversity
  • land use
  • nature conservation
  • decision making
  • costs


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