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Selective logging and the economics of conserving forest wildlife species e.g. orangutans


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  • Tisdell, Clement A.


Analyzes the economics of alternative allocations of forested land for uses (dominant-use vs. multiple use) to ensure the survival of a viable population of a forest-dependent species, e.g. the orangutan. The alternatives are (1) setting aside a sufficient fully protected portion of the forest and allowing the rest to be used for intensive logging and (2) fully protecting none of the forested area but allowing a sufficient portion of it to be lightly (selectively) logged to ensure the survival of the population of the focal species with the remaining land (if any) being available for intensive use.

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Paper provided by University of Queensland, School of Economics in its series Economics, Ecology and Environment Working Papers with number 122725.

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Date of creation: Sep 2011
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Handle: RePEc:ags:uqseee:122725

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Keywords: biodiversity conservation; conserving of forest species; forestry; logging and conservation; opportunity cost and conservation; orangutans; Crop Production/Industries; Environmental Economics and Policy; Land Economics/Use; Q23; Q51; Q57;

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  1. Tisdell, Clement A. & Swarna Nantha, Hemanath, 2007. "Conservation of the Proboscis Monkey and the Orangutan in Borneo: Comparative Issues and Economic Considerations," Economics, Ecology and Environment Working Papers 55097, University of Queensland, School of Economics.
  2. Jeffrey R. Vincent & Clark S. Binkley, 1993. "Efficient Multiple-Use Forestry May Require Land-Use Specialization," Land Economics, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 69(4), pages 370-376.
  3. Boscolo, Marco & Vincent, Jeffrey R., 2003. "Nonconvexities in the production of timber, biodiversity, and carbon sequestration," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 46(2), pages 251-268, September.
  4. Swarna Nantha, Hemanath & Tisdell, Clement A., 2008. "The Orangutan-oil Palm Conflict: Economic Constraints and Opportunities for Conservation," Economics, Ecology and Environment Working Papers 55318, University of Queensland, School of Economics.
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