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Informing common pool resource problems: A survey of preference for catchment management strategies amongst farmers and the general public in the Ythan river catchment

Sang, Neil


Supported by the EU Life Environment fund, the Ythan Project attempted to foster co-operation between farmers and the wider community of the Ythan catchment to protect and restore the river environment. Throughout the project surveys were Undertaken concerning the popularity of the Ythan Project's voluntary approach compared with more individualist or state-orgainsed approaches. Taking CPR theory as a framework. key findings from those surveys are presented and discussed as to their implications for organisational intervention in CPR problems. (c) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


common pool resources; public participation; opinion survey; Ythan; nitrate vulnerable zone

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Journal of Environmental Management
2008, Volume: 88, number: 4, pages: 1161-1174 Publisher: ACADEMIC PRESS LTD ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD

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    Computer Science
    Human Geography

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