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The Allure of the Illegal: Choice Modeling of Rhino Horn Demand in Vietnam

Hanley, Nick, Sheremet, Oleg, Bozzola, Martina, MacMillan, Douglas C. (2018) The Allure of the Illegal: Choice Modeling of Rhino Horn Demand in Vietnam. Conservation Letters, 11 (3). ISSN 1755-263X. (doi:10.1111/conl.12417)

Abstract

Using choice modeling, we explore willingness to pay for rhino horn among existing and potential future consumers in Vietnam. We find that wild-sourced horn, harvested humanely from the least rare species, is the most highly valued product. Furthermore, consumers are willing to pay less for rhino horn products under a scenario where international trade is legalized compared to the current situation of illegal trade. We discuss the potential implications of our findings on rhino poaching and international trade policy.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/conl.12417
Uncontrolled keywords: Choice modeling; illegal hunting; rhinoconservation; trade in wildlife products; Vietnam
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH75 Conservation (Biology)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Douglas MacMillan
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2017 15:07 UTC
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2020 16:41 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/64327 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
MacMillan, Douglas C.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2573-5049
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