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Hunting value of wild boar in Sweden

a choice experiment

Engelmann, Marc and Lagerkvist, Carl-Johan and Gren, Ing-Marie (2016). Hunting value of wild boar in Sweden. Uppsala: (NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet. Working paper series / Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Economics ; 2016:01
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The purpose of this study is to estimate hunters’ valuation of wild boar in Sweden. However, hunters have access to hunt, not only wild boar, but also other game such as moose and roe deer. Therefore, wild boar is regarded as an attribute of hunting together with other game, which includes moose, roe deer, and small game. A discrete choice experiment framework is used to elicit hunters’ trade-offs between wild boar, moose, roe deer and small game. Estimates with a mixed logit model showed that the average annual willingness to pay (WTP) for a wild boar is approximately SEK 330/animal, which corresponds to 1/8 of the average WTP for a moose and ¼ of that for a roe deer. The range in WTP is determined by the activity of the hunters, as measured by number of hunting days per year, the least active gives the lowest WTP (SEK 113) and the most active the highest WTP (SEK 529). This can be a result of the specific challenges when hunting the wild boars, which are active in night time and equipped with excellent hearing and smell. Hunters that are farmers also give a relatively low WTP (SEK 134), which can be explained by the damages on crops created by the animal

Authors/Creators:Engelmann, Marc and Lagerkvist, Carl-Johan and Gren, Ing-Marie
Title:Hunting value of wild boar in Sweden
Subtitle:a choice experiment
Series/Journal:Working paper series / Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Economics (1401-4068)
Year of publishing :2016
Number:2016:01
Number of Pages:33
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.:P Natural resources > P01 Nature conservation and land resources
X Agricola extesions > X70 Economics and management
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 502 Economics and Business > Economics
Agrovoc terms:wild boar, hunting, game, valuation, economic analysis, sweden
Keywords:wild boar, hunting value, Sweden, game as attributes, choice experiment
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-3530
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-3530
ID Code:13463
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
NL - Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences (until 2013)
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:27 Jun 2016 08:30
Metadata Last Modified:27 Jun 2016 08:30

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