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Comparing Conventional and New Policy Approaches for Carnivore Conservation – Theoretical Results and Application to Tiger Conservation

New policy approaches to facilitate the co-existence of wildlife and livestock are increasingly being sought-after as human sprawl increases and carnivore populations decrease. In this paper, models are developed to assess how alternative policy approaches can provide a livestock herder with incentives to sustain the socially optimal carnivore population. The wellestablished policy ex-post compensation is analyzed and compared to the innovative conservation performance payment approach. An empirical analysis of the model with data from tiger-livestock conflicts in India is presented.

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Paper provided by IED Institute for Environmental Decisions, ETH Zurich in its series IED Working paper with number 09-06.

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Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2009
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Handle: RePEc:ied:wpsied:09-06
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