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The costs of livestock depredation by large carnivores

Widman, Marit and Elofsson, Katarina (2016). The costs of livestock depredation by large carnivores. Uppsala: (NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet. Working paper series / Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Economics ; 2016:05
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Abstract

Livestock depredation by large carnivores entails economic damage to farmers in many parts of the world. The aim of this paper is to analyse and compare the costs of livestock depredation by carnivores across different carnivore species and regions. To this end, we estimate the government's compensation cost function. This study uses Swedish data on the county level over the period of 2001 to 2013. Compensation costs due to depredation by three large carnivores are considered: the brown bear (Ursus arctos), the wolf (Canis lupus) and the lynx (Lynx lynx). The results indicate that the costs of compensation for depredation by wolves, lynx and brown bears are determined by the densities of predators and livestock, the amount of forest pasture and the stock of preventive measures. There are considerable differences in marginal costs between predator species and counties, which have implications for policy.

Authors/Creators:Widman, Marit and Elofsson, Katarina
Title:The costs of livestock depredation by large carnivores
Series/Journal:Working paper series / Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Economics (1401-4068)
Year of publishing :2016
Depositing date:26 April 2016
Number:2016:05
Number of Pages:36
Place of Publication:Uppsala
Publisher:Department of Economics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
ISSN:1401-4068
Language:English
Publication Type:Report
Article category:Other scientific
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:E Economics, development, and rural sociology > E10 Agricultural economics and policies
P Natural resources > P01 Nature conservation and land resources
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 502 Economics and Business > Economics
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Ecology
Agrovoc terms:wildlife management, damage, compensation, sweden, Lynxes, wolves, Ursus, sheep
Keywords:Wildlife compensation, Livestock depredation, Lynx, Wolf, Brown bear, Sheep
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-3402
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-3402
ID Code:13304
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:26 Apr 2016 07:16
Metadata Last Modified:26 Apr 2016 07:16

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