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Duck Hunting and Wetland Conservation: Compromise or Synergy

Bennett, Jeffrey; Whitten, Stuart M

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Duck hunting is an issue - often controversial - that generates both benefits and costs to society. Hunters enjoy benefits from engaging in their sport, while those who have ethical concerns regarding the shooting of ducks endure costs. Some in the community fear that duck hunting puts pressure on the continued ecological viability of the hunted species, while others argue that the demand for hunting provides sufficient economic incentive for wetland conservation. Whether society as a whole...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorBennett, Jeffrey
dc.contributor.authorWhitten, Stuart M
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T23:09:11Z
dc.identifier.issn0008-3976
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/86882
dc.description.abstractDuck hunting is an issue - often controversial - that generates both benefits and costs to society. Hunters enjoy benefits from engaging in their sport, while those who have ethical concerns regarding the shooting of ducks endure costs. Some in the community fear that duck hunting puts pressure on the continued ecological viability of the hunted species, while others argue that the demand for hunting provides sufficient economic incentive for wetland conservation. Whether society as a whole should permit or restrict duck hunting is to some extent an empirical question: Are the costs to society of allowing duck hunting greater or less than the benefits it generates? Evidence presented in this paper addresses this question. The benefits enjoyed by people who hunt ducks in the upper south east of South Australia are estimated using the travel cost method. The ethical costs borne by the general community because of duck hunting are estimated using the choice modeling technique. Finally a threshold value analysis is used to assess the activities of Wetlands and Wildlife, a not-for-profit organization that manages wetlands in part for hunting.
dc.publisherCanadian Agricultural Economics and Farm Management Society
dc.sourceCanadian Journal of Agricultural Economics
dc.subjectKeywords: Anas; Anas sp.
dc.titleDuck Hunting and Wetland Conservation: Compromise or Synergy
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
local.identifier.citationvolumeJuly, 2003
dc.date.issued2003
local.identifier.absfor140205 - Environment and Resource Economics
local.identifier.ariespublicationMigratedxPub15930
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationBennett, Jeffrey, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationWhitten, Stuart M, CSIRO
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage161
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage174
local.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1744-7976.2003.tb00171.x
dc.date.updated2015-12-12T08:18:00Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-0043240961
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