Economics Research Institute Study Paper
Utah State University Department of Economics
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This paper develops a model coupling species population dynamics with endogenous human consumption and poaching behavior in an environment of imperfect labor and product markets and static agricultural production technology subject to environmental shocks. Using the case of the Serengeti, we then simulate how integrated conservation and development projects (lCDPs) might effectively serve as a delaying tactic against biodiversity loss until a more durable solution can be found to the challenge of wildlife conservation lin the midst of endemic rural poverty.
Barrett, Christopher B. and Arcese, Peter, "How Long Until Crisis in African Wildlife Integrated Conservation and Development Projects (ICDPS)? Simulation Results From the Serengeti Ecosystem" (1996). Economic Research Institute Study Papers. Paper 69.