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Devaluing rhino horns as a theoretical game

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The poaching of rhinos has increased dramatically in recent years, creating an ongoing problem and cost to rhino managers. A manager may decrease the reward to the poacher by devaluing the horn such as dehorning so that only a stub is left, or inserting a poison, dye or GPS tracker. However, as it is impossible to remove all value of the horn (a stub remains, poison fades, or GPS trackers can be removed) a poacher may still kill the rhino for the partial gain from the horn, and to avoid track...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2016.06.009

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Oxford, MPLS, Mathematical Institute
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Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Ecological Modelling Journal website
Volume:
337
Pages:
73-78
Publication date:
2016-06-05
Acceptance date:
2016-06-15
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ISSN:
0304-3800
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pubs:637658
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uri:383c2d6d-d4c1-4395-a626-d238d07ea2e3
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uuid:383c2d6d-d4c1-4395-a626-d238d07ea2e3
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