Values and preferences for the protection of the Ethiopian wolf and the impact of protected areas on local livelihoods

Tafesse Estifanos

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

The benefits of biodiversity conservation in developing countries is often undervalued, leading to inappropriate environmental policy and high species extinction rates. This PhD investigates the preferences of the public for conservation programs to protect the endangered Ethiopian wolf, and evaluate the impact of protected areas on local livelihoods in Ethiopia, using economic modelling approaches. The findings suggest that international tourists and residents support the protection of the endangered Ethiopian wolf and the benefit-sharing of direct financial incentives from wildlife tourism. Further, Ethiopian national parks are associated with positive effects on the livelihoods of households, who live close to them.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Thesis sponsors
Award date17 Nov 2019
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2019

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