Title:

A new approach for assessing the costs of living with wildlife in developing countries

Publication Year:
2004
Abstract:

This paper presents a new approach to assessing the costs of living with wildlife for people in developing countries. It uses villagers' willingness to pay (WTP) for technologies to deter wildlife - in this case, electric fencing - as a measure of damage costs from animal attacks. It employs a quantitative utility-theoretic approach to the estimation of village household WTP for deterrent programmes in two 'currencies': a household staple - maize - and cash.

Place:
Namibia
Publisher:
Directorate of Environmental Affairs, Ministry of Environment and Tourism
Series:
Research Discussion Paper
Number:
69
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Files:
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