Case Studies of Three Economic Incentive Approaches in Marine Conservation

Case Studies of Three Economic Incentive Approaches in Marine Conservation

Primary Country: multiple
Ecosystem: multiple
Sample Value Estimates:
(a) US$4,413 to US$13,239 value of interest-free loans given to fishermen in exchange for their destructive gear from 2004-2006 in Mafia Island Marine Park, Tanzania (b) US$3.8 million initial purchase cost for Morrow Bay trawl buyout program in Morro Bay, California in 2006 (c) US$1 million as initial gill net permit buyout for Northern Gulf of California, Mexico in 2007 (d) $30 million as amount The Nature Conservancy purchased Palmyra island, USA for in 2000 (e) $175,000 per year as prospected size of offset payments of fisheries license revenue for justifying closing 25% of Phoenix Island Protected Area (PIPA), Kiribati to Annual Access licensesIn 2008 (f) US$75,000 used for a gill and trammel net buyback in St. Croix by the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program. Compensation between $2,000 and $6,250 was provided to nine fishermen who had harvested 10,000 pounds or more from 1998 to 2003 (g) $3-4 million as suggested endowment to cover both community benefits and management costs for Helen Reef, Palau community fund (h) $23,0000 as value of each 13 three-year Jamursba Medi scholarships in exchange for establishing an o-take reserve ecompassing a 280-acre leatherback turtle nestibng beach and fringing forest reserve at Saubeba and Warmandi villages (i) $650,000 as seed fund to maintain easement for Laguna San Ignacio community development fund, Mexico. These are just some of the incentive programs are listed in study.
Region: multiple

Publication information

Niesten, E. H. Gjertsen “Case Studies of Three Economic Incentive Approaches in Marine Conservation” Conservation International and Science to Action, 84 pp., 2010

Addtional Notes

This report summarizes case studies of three different approaches to providing marine resource users with incentives for conservation: buyouts, conservation agreements, and alternative livelihoods.

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