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Performance Payments for Groups: The Case of Carnivore Conservation in Northern Sweden

Zabel, Astrid; Engel, Stefanie; Bostedt, Kjell Göran

Sammanfattning

This paper presents a first empirical assessment of carnivore conservation under a performance payment scheme. In Sweden, reindeer herder villages are paid based on the number of lynx (lynx lynx) and wolverine (gulo gulo) offspring certified on their pastures. The villages decide on the internal payment distribution. It is generally assumed that benefit distribution rules are exogenous. We investigate them as an endogenous decision. The data reveals that villages' group size has a direct negative effect on conservation outcomes and an indirect positive effect which impacts conservation outcomes through the benefit distribution rule. This result revises the collective action hypothesis on purely negative effects of group size.

Nyckelord

Performance payments; Group payments; Wildlife conservation; Empirical policy assessment; Sweden; Lynx; Wolverine

Publicerad i

Environmental and Resource Economics
2014, Volym: 59, nummer: 4, sidor: 613-631

    Globala målen

    Skydda, återställa och främja ett hållbart nyttjande av landbaserade ekosystem, hållbart bruka skogar, bekämpa ökenspridning, hejda och vrida tillbaka markförstöringen samt hejda förlusten av biologisk mångfald

    UKÄ forskningsämne

    Annan biologi
    Nationalekonomi
    Ekologi

    Publikationens identifierare

    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10640-013-9752-x

    Permanent länk till denna sida (URI)

    https://res.slu.se/id/publ/63132