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A categorisation and evaluation of rhino management policies

Douglas J. Crookes and James N. Blignaut
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No 506, Working Papers from Economic Research Southern Africa

Abstract: Rhino populations are at a critical level and new approaches are needed to ensure their survival. This study conducts a review and categorisation of policies for the management of rhinos. Twenty seven policies are identified and classified into in situ (reserve based) and ex situ (market based) policies. The policies are then evaluated based on four target areas: poachers/hunters; consumers; intermediaries and the game reserves themselves. The study finds that protected areas management policies seem most beneficial in the short run, in particular the enforcement of private property rights over resource utilisation, as well as the establishment of wildlife sanctuaries that act as sustainable breeding grounds for rhino populations.

Keywords: rhino; Economics; Property rights; tragedy of the commons (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 16 pages
Date: 2015
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