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Incentive-based Approaches in Marine Conservation: Applications for Sea Turtles

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Type: Journal Article
Author: Gjertsen, Heidi; Niesten, Eduard
Journal: Conservation and Society
Volume: 8
Page(s): 5-14
Date: 2010
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6037
Sector: General & Multiple Resources
Subject(s): sea turtles
marine resources
Abstract: "Conservation practitioners are increasingly turning to incentive-based approaches to encourage local resource users to change behaviors that impact biodiversity and natural habitat. We assess the design and performance of marine conservation interventions with varying types of incentives through an analysis of case studies from around the world. Here we focus on seven examples that are particularly relevant to designing incentives for sea turtle conservation. Four of the cases are focused on sea turtle conservation, and the others contain elements that may be applied to turtle projects. Many more opportunities exist for interventions that combine the strengths of these approaches, such as performance-based agreements that provide funds for education or alternative livelihood development, and leasing fishing rights to reduce bycatch."

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