ID 6528
Submitting Entity Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
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Title Private Supply of Protected Land in Southern Africa: A Review of Markets, Approaches, Barriers and Issues
Description This OECD paper represents a first attempt to assess the role of the private sector in supplying protected land or ‘land under wildlife’ in southern Africa. Although limited information exists on private conservation initiatives, it is possible to conclude that the private sector plays an indispensable role in the provision of biodiversity in the region. The experience from 
southern Africa further supports the economic theory that secure property rights to land and wildlife are an essential ingredient in any strategy to conserve and encourage long-term investment in wildlife habitat. It is important to recognise that markets for biological resources are responsible for the private supply of wildlife habitat, and that any policy impairing the relative competitiveness of wildlife as a land use will have a direct impact on the private supply of biodiversity.
Web Link /doc/case-studies/inc/cs-inc-oecd-03-en.pdf
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Authors Wolf Krug, CSERGE
Countries Botswana
South Africa
Ecosystems Agricultural Biodiversity
Dry and Sub-Humid Lands Biodiversity
Forest Biodiversity
Regions Africa
Incentive Measures Indirect Incentives (property rights, market creation)
Regulations / Access Restrictions
Keywords Business and Biodiversity
Parks and reserves
Market creation (organic production, tourism, ...)
Strengthening property rights (land tenure, ...)
Voluntary approaches