Monday, November 21, 2005

Costs and benefits of protected areas study

The ELDIS service alerted us to Protected Areas, Wildlife Conservation and Local Welfare, a working paper by Anne Borge Johannesen of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The paper uses a bio-economic analysis of protected area expansion against a southern and eastern African research background to conclude that, depending on the economic conditions, protected area expansion may reduce the degree of wildlife conservation and the welfare of the local people. The paper makes reference to Integrated Conservation and Development Projects, an analysis of the assumptions and implications of programmes like the ODMP. This paper, an chapter in Making Parks Work, can be found in HOORC's library.

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