EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Wildlife Harvest in Integrated Conservation and Development Projects: Linking Harvest to Household Demand, Agricultural Production, and Environmental Shocks in the Serengeti

Christopher Barrett () and Peter Arcese

Land Economics, 1998, vol. 74, issue 4, 449-465

Abstract: This paper develops a model coupling wildlife population dynamics to endogenous human consumption and poaching behavior in an environment of imperfect labor and product markets and static agricultural production technology subject to environmental shocks. Using a model of the Serengeti wildebeest herd, we simulate how long an integrated conservation and development project based on managed wildlife harvest might effectively delay biodiversity loss by preempting poaching. Alternative interventions that more directly tackle the problem of time-varying returns to peasant agricultural labor appear to offer more durable solutions to the challenge of wildlife conservation in the midst of endemic rural poverty.

Date: 1998
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (24) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/3146878
A subscripton is required to access pdf files. Pay per article is available.

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:uwp:landec:v:74:y:1998:i:4:p:449-465

Access Statistics for this article

More articles in Land Economics from University of Wisconsin Press
Bibliographic data for series maintained by ().

 
Page updated 2019-12-05
Handle: RePEc:uwp:landec:v:74:y:1998:i:4:p:449-465