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The economics of protecting tiger populations: Linking household behavior to poaching and prey depletion

Land Economics

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Abstract

The tiger (Panthera tigris) is classified as endangered and populations continue to decline. This paper presents a formal economic analysis of the two most imminent threats to the survival of wild tigers: poaching tigers and hunting their prey. A model is developed to examine interactions between tigers and farm households living in and around tiger habitats. The analysis extends the existing literature on tiger demography, incorporating predator-prey interactions and exploring the sensitivity of tiger populations to key economic parameters. The analysis aims to contribute to policy debates on how best to protect one of the world's most endangered wild cats.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
The economics of protecting tiger populations: Linking household behavior to poaching and prey depletion
Series title:
Land Economics
Volume
79
Issue:
2
Year Published:
2003
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Land Economics
First page:
198
Last page:
216