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An economic analysis of species conservation and translocation for island communities: the Seychelles paradise flycatchers as a case study

Bristol, Rachel M., Fraser, Iain, Groombridge, Jim J., Veríssimo, Diogo (2014) An economic analysis of species conservation and translocation for island communities: the Seychelles paradise flycatchers as a case study. Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy, 3 (3). pp. 237-252. ISSN 2160-6544. (doi:10.1080/21606544.2014.886531) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

In this paper we introduce a methodology for assessing the economic justification for translocation–conservation programmes for critically endangered species. We demonstrate our methodology by presenting an economic analysis of the critically endangered Seychelles paradise flycatcher (Terpsiphone corvina) (hereafter SPF). To do this we first estimated the critical amenity value of the forest that currently supports the SPF. Results support the maintenance of the forest, which in turn implies that the existing population of SPF needs to be protected so as to achieve species conservation objectives. Next we conducted a benefit–cost analysis of the translocation, showing that the development of a second population yields net economic benefits. By employing the methodology presented we can conclude that our analysis indicates that current conservation and translocation actions to support the SPF are economically justified.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/21606544.2014.886531
Uncontrolled keywords: species conservation and translocation, benefit–cost analysis, critical amenity value, choice experiment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH541 Ecology
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH75 Conservation (Biology)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Depositing User: Jim Groombridge
Date Deposited: 08 May 2015 14:14 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 14:31 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/48310 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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