An investigation of the determinants of household demand for bushmeat in the Serengeti using an open-ended choice experiment
Nick Hanley (),
Eleanor J Milner-Gulland,
Mirko Moro and
Loiruck C Naiman
No 2014-07, Stirling Economics Discussion Papers from University of Stirling, Division of Economics
Illegal hunting for bushmeat is regarded as an important cause of biodiversity decline in Africa. We use a stated preferences method to obtain information on determinants of demand for bushmeat in villages around the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. We estimate the effects of changes in the own price of bushmeat and in the prices of two substitute protein sources - fish and chicken. Promoting the availability of protein substitutes at lower prices would be effective at reducing pressures on wildlife. Supply-side measures that raise the price of bushmeat would also be e ffective.
Keywords: conservation; illegal bushmeat; stated preferences; open-ended choice experiments; price elasticity of demand; alternative protein sources; Tanzania (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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