Evaluating the prospects of benefit sharing schemes in protecting mountain gorillas in Central Africa

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dc.contributor.author Mukanjari, Samson
dc.contributor.author Birgit, Bednar-Friedl
dc.contributor.author Muchapondwa, Edwin
dc.contributor.author Zikhali, Precious
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-27T08:25:40Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-27T08:25:40Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation Mukanjari‚ S.‚ Bednar-Friedl, B., Muchapondwa‚ E. & Zikhali, P. (2013). Evaluating the prospects of benefit sharing schemes in protecting mountain gorillas in Central Africa, Natural Resource Modelling, 26(4): 455-479 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nrm.12010/abstract
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11090/745
dc.description.abstract Presently, the mountain gorilla in Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo is endangered mainly by poaching and habitat loss. This paper sets out to investigate the possible resolution of poaching involving the local community by using benefit sharing schemes with local communities. Using a bioeconomic model, the paper demonstrates that the current revenue sharing scheme yields suboptimal conservation outcomes. It is, however, shown that a performance-linked benefit sharing scheme in which the Park Agency makes payment to the local community based on the growth of the gorilla stock can achieve socially optimal conservation. This scheme renders poaching effort by the local community, and therefore poaching fines and antipoaching enforcement toward the local community unnecessary. Given the huge financial outlay requirements for the ideal benefit sharing scheme, the Park Agencies in central Africa could reap more financial benefits for use in conservation if they employ an oligopolistic pricing strategy for gorilla tourism. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Natural Resource Modelling en_US
dc.subject Mountain gorillas en_US
dc.subject Poaching en_US
dc.subject Benefit sharing en_US
dc.subject Bioeconomic model en_US
dc.subject Conservation en_US
dc.subject Performance payment en_US
dc.title Evaluating the prospects of benefit sharing schemes in protecting mountain gorillas in Central Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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