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Analyzing the impact of excluding rural people from protected forests: spatial resource degradation and rural welfare

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This paper examines how forest-dependent villagers meet a resource requirement when they are excluded from some area of a forest. Forest managers who value both pristine and degraded forest should take into account a "displacement effect" resulting in more intensive villager extraction elsewhere, and a "replacement effect" in which villagers purchase more of the resource from the market. Similarly, forest managers who have poverty concerns should recognize that exclusion zones tend to be more...

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Elizabeth J. Z. Robinson More by this author
Heidi J. Albers More by this author
Jeffrey C. Williams More by this author
Volume:
WPS/2005-03
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Working Paper Series
Publication date:
2005
URN:
uuid:7bd0d1f5-0b47-4072-b174-cccfef306330
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:13246
Language:
English

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