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Forest Resource Extraction by Local Communities: A Comparative Dynamic Analysis

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dc.contributor.author Chakravorty, Ujjayant
dc.contributor.author Gunatilake, Herath M.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-27T17:54:31Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-27T17:54:31Z
dc.date.issued 2000 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6410
dc.description.abstract "Much of the world's gene pool is located in tropical rainforests, which are being destroyed at an alarming rate. Proper management of protected forests is crucial to avoid further loss of forest resources and biodiversity. Resource extraction by local communities has been cited as a major impediment to the efficient management of protected forests. This paper develops a two sector dynamic model for agriculture and forest resource extraction which suggests that agricultural development in the periphery of protected forests may be an effective strategy for forest protection. Comparative dynamic results show that higher prices for agricultural output, lower input prices, better knowledge of agricultural production techniques and a lower rate of individual time preferences result in higher equilibrium stock of forest resources. Tobit analysis with data collected from the Sinharaja forest in Sri Lanka provides supportive empirical evidence." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries FEEM Working Paper, no. 41.2000 en_US
dc.subject comparative analysis en_US
dc.subject forests en_US
dc.subject protected areas en_US
dc.subject rain forests--tropics en_US
dc.title Forest Resource Extraction by Local Communities: A Comparative Dynamic Analysis en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Middle East & South Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country Sri Lanka en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US

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