Core issues in the economics of biodiversity conservation

Tisdell, Clem (2010). Core issues in the economics of biodiversity conservation. Working Papers on Economics, Ecology and Environment 167, School of Economics, University of Queensland.

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Author Tisdell, Clem
Title Core issues in the economics of biodiversity conservation
School, Department or Centre School of Economics
Institution University of Queensland
Open Access Status Other
Series Working Papers on Economics, Ecology and Environment
Report Number 167
Publication date 2010-07-01
Start page 1
End page 27
Total pages 27
Language eng
Subject 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity
140205 Environment and Resource Economics
149902 Ecological Economics
Abstract/Summary Critically reviews the following core issues in the economics of biodiversity conservation: reliance on the stated preferences of individuals as a guide to biodiversity conservation, the relevance of the phylogenetic similarity principle (and other attributes of organisms) for the survival of species; the implications of the Noah’s ark problem for selecting features of biodiversity to be saved and the difficulties raised by criteria based on safe minimum populations of species or on minimum environmental standards; the extent to which the precautionary principle can be rationally used to support the conservation of biodiversity; the impact of market extensions and globalization, as well as market and other institutional failures, on biodiversity loss; the relationship between the rate of interest and biodiversity loss; and the implications of intergenerational equity for biodiversity conservation. The consequences of changes in biodiversity for sustainable development are given particular attention.
Keyword Biodiversity conservation
Economic valuation
Intergenerational equity
Phylogenetic similarity principle
Precautionary principle
Sustainable development

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