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The implications of mainstream economics for wildlife conservation

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Year
2000

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Hall, C.A.S. , Jones, P.W. , Donovan, T.M. , and Gibbs, J.P. , 2000, The implications of mainstream economics for wildlife conservation: v. 28, p. 16-25.

Summary

The most important problems facing wildlife conservation are the growing human population and its affluence, and the concomitant requirement for resources to accommodate this growth. A pressing question is how to maintain wildlife numbers and diversity when prime wildlife habitat is needed for agriculture, resource extraction, or urban expansion. Solutions to this problem may not be forthcoming because mainstream (generally meaning neoclassical) economic logic and policies are often in direct conflict with the goals of wildlife science. There is a great need for wildlife scientists to broaden their view and sophistication of economics and also to expand the wildlife field to encompass the larger social forces that are changing the [...]

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  • Wildlife Society Bulletin

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ISBN WECC 0091-7648

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