Economics of Landscape and Wildlife Conservation

Economics of Landscape and Wildlife Conservation

By: Stephan Dabbert (editor), Martin Whitby (editor), A. Dubgaard (editor)Hardback

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In recent years landscape and wildlife conservation has attracted increased attention from environmentalists and policy-makers. There have been policies within the European Union aimed at conserving wildlife and landscape in Europe for more than a decade and appraisal of these policies is opportune. A workshop was therefore held at the University of Hohenheim in September 1996 to examine critical issues associated with these policies. This workshop was one of a series, each focusing on a key theme as part of the EU Concerted Action, "Policy measures to control environmental impacts from agriculture". This book presents a selection of revised papers from this workshop. The overall perspective is an economic one, with several chapters reviewing analytical methods, economic valuation of the benefits of agricultural landscapes and the costs and benefits of wildlife conservation. These are set in the context of the Common Agricultural Policy and environmental policies in the EU. The book represents important reading for agricultural and environmental economists, as well as those concerned with ecology and conservation.

About Author

Martin Whitby is Professor of Countryside Management at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, and is the author of Incentives for Countryside Management: the Case of ESAs and The European Environment and CAP Reform, among other titles.


1: Policy Perspectives 2: Towards Sustainable Agriculture - The Perspectives of the Common Agricultural Policy in the European Union, P Billing, European Commission, Belgium 3: Analytical Positions 4: Appropriate Frameworks for Studying the Relationship between Agriculture and the Environment: A Question of Balance, J Whittaker, University of Exeter, UK 5: The Po Delta Park: One River, Two Policies, G Osti, University of Trieste, Italy 6: The Values of the Agricultural Landscape: a Discussion on Value Related Terms in Natural and Social Sciences and the Implications for the Contingent Valuation Method, F Holstein, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden 7: Economic Valuation of Benefits of Agricultural Landscape 8: Economic Valuation of Recreational Benefits from Danish Forests, A Dubgaard, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark 9: Valuable Landscapes and Reliable Estimates, K Per Hasund, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden 10: Cost and Benefits of Wildlife Conservation 11: Cost-Benefit Analysis of Landscape Restoration: a Case-study in Western France, F Bonnieux, INRA, France and P le Goffe, School of Agriculture (ENSA), France 12: The Full Cost of Stewardship Policies, M Whitby, C Saunders, and C Ray, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK 13: The Financial and Economic Consequences of a Wildlife Development and Conservation Plan: a case-study for the Ecological Main Structure in The Netherlands, A Oskam, and L Slangen, Agricultural University, Wageningen, The Netherlands 14: Landscape Values in Farming and Forestry Environmental Accounting (Area Scale Versus Enterprise Approach), E Defrancesco and M Merlo, University of Padua, Italy 15: How Should we Organize Conservation by Farmers? 16: Private Provision of Public Environmental Goods: Policy Mechanisms for agriculture, R D Weaver, Pennyslvania State University, USA 17: Mechanisms for the Provision of Public Goods in the Countryside, U Latacz-Lohmann, Wye College, University of London, Kent, UK 18: Sociological and Economic factors Influencing Farmers' Participation in Agri-Environmental Schemes, G Kazenwadel, Uni. of Hohenheim, Germany, B van der Ploeg, DLO Winand Staring Centre, Netherlands, P Baudoux & G Haring, Uni. of Hohenheim, Germany 19: Spatial Modelling Approach 20: Optimal Allocation of Wildlife Conservation Areas within Agricultural Land, A Wossink, C Jurgens and J van Wenum, Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands 21: Impacts of the European Union Reform Policy After 1996 in North-east Germany: Landscape Change and Wildlife Conservation, H Piorr, Centre for Agricultural Landscape and Land Use Research, Muncheberg, Germany et al. 22: Interdisciplinary Modelling of Agri-Environmental Problems: Lessons from NELUP, A Moxey, and B White, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK 23: Integrating the Common Agricultural Policy 24: An Integrated Approach to Agricultural and Environmental Policies: a Case-study of the Spanish Cereal Sector, J Sumpsi, E Iglesias and A Garrido, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain 25: Research Results and Policy Implications, S Dabbert, A Dubgaard, L Slangen and M Whitby

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  • ISBN13: 9780851992228
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9780851992228
  • ISBN10: 0851992226

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