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Costing biodiversity protection: payments for environmental services schemes in Lao PDR

Scheufele, Gabriela; Bennett, Jeffrey


A Payments for Environmental Services (PES) scheme that involves setting a ‘pseudo market price’ requires the estimation of demand and supply. This paper presents the estimated marginal costs of anti-poaching patrols designed to enhance biodiversity in two protected areas in Lao PDR. This supply information was used in conjunction with environmental production functions and estimated demand for biodiversity to determine the ‘price’ paid per patrol. Marginal costs were estimated through...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy
DOI: 10.1080/21606544.2018.1458657


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