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Record number 348902
Title Extending Weitzman's economic ranking of biodiversity protection: combining ecological and genetic considerations
Author(s) Heide, C.M. van der; Bergh, J.C.J.M. van den; Ierland, E.C. van
Source Ecological Economics 55 (2005)2. - ISSN 0921-8009 - p. 218 - 223.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2004.12.018
Department(s) LEI NAT HULPB - Milieu, Natuur en Landschap
Environmental Economics and Natural Resources Group
WIMEK
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2005
Keyword(s) conservation
Abstract This paper presents a critique and extension of Weitzman's cost-effectiveness criterion for ranking biodiversity-protecting projects. Weitzman's result, which is entirely based on genetic diversity, is argued to be able to give rise to incorrect policy advice on biodiversity protection. The reason is that ecological relationships are not included. In order to do so, dependent survival probabilities are introduced. It is shown that these give rise to a different ranking of biodiversity-protecting projects. Subsequently, alternative evaluation criteria are discussed.
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