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

IED Working paper 6/ Institute for Environmental Decisions, ETH Zurich

22 Pages Posted: 8 Jul 2009

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Astrid Zabel

Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH)

Karen Pittel

ETH Zürich - Department of Management, Technology, and Economics (D-MTEC)

Göran Bostedt

Mid Sweden University - Department of Education

Stefanie Engel

ETH Zürich - Institute vor Environmental Decisions (IED)

Date Written: February 1, 2009

Abstract

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 well-established 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.

Suggested Citation

Zabel, Astrid and Pittel, Karen and Bostedt, Göran and Engel, Stefanie, Comparing Conventional and New Policy Approaches for Carnivore Conservation – Theoretical Results and Application to Tiger Conservation (February 1, 2009). IED Working paper 6/ Institute for Environmental Decisions, ETH Zurich, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1430381 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1430381

Astrid Zabel (Contact Author)

Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH) ( email )

Laenggasse 85
Zollikofen, BE 3052
Switzerland

Karen Pittel

ETH Zürich - Department of Management, Technology, and Economics (D-MTEC) ( email )

ETH-Zentrum
ZUE F18
Zurich, CH-8092

Göran Bostedt

Mid Sweden University - Department of Education ( email )

Sweden

Stefanie Engel

ETH Zürich - Institute vor Environmental Decisions (IED) ( email )

Weinbergstrasse 35
Zurich, 8092
Switzerland

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