Elephants, Economics and Ivory by Barbier, Edward B./ Burgess, Joanne C./ Swanson, Timothy M./ Pearce, David W.

Elephants, Economics and Ivory by Barbier, Edward B./ Burgess, Joanne C./ Swanson, Timothy M./ Pearce, David W.

by Edward B. Barbier, Joanne C. Burgess, Timothy M. Swanson, and David W. Pearce
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Rutledge / Taylor Francis
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February 28, 2013
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Overview
Ivory is big business, and in some parts of Africa elephants have been hunted almost to extinction in the quest for it. The losses to African economies have been catastrophic. Now there is an international ban on the trade and conservation is. the principal goal. This should be a matter for rejoicing, but nothing is quite so simple. The authors of this book have looked at the overall statistics, including those for countries where the elephant population is stable. They have considered the multiplicity of economic and social functions fulfilled by ensuring that elephant herds survive, tourism, a variety of ecological purpose. and, finally, as a source of ivory. They show how the careful management of elephants as a resource can best serve African interests. This book is at the cutting edge of economic thinking and provides a model for the consideration of the difficult relationship between people and wildlife. Originally published in 19990
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