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Accounting for water use by wildlife–conceptual and practical issues and a case study from Botswana

Vardon, Michael; Pule, Ogopotse Batlokwa; Galegane, Dimpho


Use of water by wildlife is not explicitly considered in any part of the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA). However, wildlife uses water and in some cases this may be in conflict with other water uses (e.g. irrigation). To examine the magnitude of this problem and the conceptual and practical challenges of including wildlife water use in the SEEA, estimates of water use for 31 mammals in Botswana were developed using readily available data on their abundance and coefficients of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Water Resources and Economics
DOI: 10.1016/j.wre.2017.09.005
Access Rights: Open Access


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