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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: An investigation of the determinants of household demand for bushmeat in the Serengeti using an open-ended choice experiment
Other Titles: SEDP-2014-07
Authors: Moro, Mirko
Fischer, Anke
Milner-Gulland, Eleanor J
Lowassa, Asanterabi
Naiman, Loiruck C
Hanley, Nicholas
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Citation: Moro M, Fischer A, Milner-Gulland EJ, Lowassa A, Naiman LC & Hanley N (2014) An investigation of the determinants of household demand for bushmeat in the Serengeti using an open-ended choice experiment. Stirling Economics Discussion Paper, 2014-07.
Keywords: conservation
illegal bushmeat
stated preferences
open-ended choice experiments
price elasticity of demand
alternative protein sources
JEL Code(s): Q51
Issue Date: Apr-2014
Series/Report no.: Stirling Economics Discussion Paper, 2014-07
Abstract: Illegal hunting for bushmeat is regarded as an important cause of biodiversity decline in Africa. We use a stated preferences method to obtain information on determinants of demand for bushmeat in villages around the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. We estimate the effects of changes in the own price of bushmeat and in the prices of two substitute protein sources - fish and chicken. Promoting the availability of protein substitutes at lower prices would be effective at reducing pressures on wildlife. Supply-side measures that raise the price of bushmeat would also be effective.
Type: Working or Discussion Paper
Affiliation: Economics
The James Hutton Institute
Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute
Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute
Frankfurt Zoological Society

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