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dc.contributor.authorBusch, J.en
dc.contributor.authorCullen, Rossen
dc.date.accessioned2008-04-01T03:30:24Z
dc.date.issued2008-02en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/425
dc.description.abstractAlthough an estimated US$6 billion is invested annually in our planet's biological diversity, little research has been conducted on which conservation treatments work best or provide best value for money. Conserving biodiversity efficiently depends on identifying conservation treatments which provide greatest return on investment. Where controlled experiments are not possible, panel econometric techniques can be used to determine the effectiveness of conservation treatments. A long-running Yellow-Eyed Penguin (Megadyptes antipodes) nest count in New Zealand presents a golden opportunity to compare the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of three commonly used conservation treatments — trapping of introduced predators, revegetation, and intensive management. Following ecological theory, we specify a density-dependent population growth rate. We control for year effects and site characteristics such as land cover, slope, and elevation. We confront the possibility of selection bias in treatment with site fixed effects and with an instrumental variable based on site accessibility. Of the three treatments analyzed, only intensive management is significantly correlated with increases in sitelevel penguin population growth rate. We estimate the marginal cost of providing yellow-eyed penguins through intensive management to be NZ$68,600 per nest.en
dc.format.extent1-28en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAustralian Agricultural and Resource Economics Societyen
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society - http://www.alloccasionsgroup.com/AARES08-Programen
dc.sourceAustralian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society 52nd Annual Conferenceen
dc.subjectconservationen
dc.subjectYellow-Eyed Penguinen
dc.subjectcost effectivenessen
dc.subjecteffectivenessen
dc.titleEffectiveness and cost effectiveness of Yellow-Eyed Penguin conservation measuresen
dc.typeConference Contribution - Published
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::340000 Economics::340200 Applied Economics::340202 Environment and resource economicsen
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agribusiness and Commerceen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Financial and Business Systemsen
pubs.finish-date2008-02-07en
pubs.notesPaper contributed to the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society 52nd Annual Conference, 5-8 February 2008, Canberra, ACT, Australia.en
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pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce/FABS
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.publisher-urlhttp://www.alloccasionsgroup.com/AARES08-Programen
pubs.start-date2008-02-05en
dc.publisher.placeCanberraen
lu.subtypeConference Paperen


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