Chapter 11. The Economics of Wildlife Conservation Policy in Kenya

  1. E. J. Milner-Gulland2 and
  2. Ruth Mace3
  1. M. Norton-Griffiths

Published Online: 5 AUG 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444313598.ch11

Conservation of Biological Resources

Conservation of Biological Resources

How to Cite

Norton-Griffiths, M. (1998) The Economics of Wildlife Conservation Policy in Kenya, in Conservation of Biological Resources (eds E. J. Milner-Gulland and R. Mace), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444313598.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Ecosystems Analysis and Management Group, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK

  2. 3

    Department of Anthropology, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK

Author Information

  1. Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment, Department of Economics, University College London, 6 Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 AUG 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 JUL 1998

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780865427389

Online ISBN: 9781444313598



  • Kenya wildlife conservation policy economics;
  • conservation policy in Kenya and network of protected areas (PAs);
  • Department of Resource Surveys and Remote Sensing (DRSRS);
  • Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS);
  • Kenya land sub-division and deep policy conflicts;
  • tourism in Kenya - major bastion of conservation policy;
  • new policy option economic appraisal;
  • Community Wildlife Service (CWS) programme of KWS;
  • wildlife production function and ranch production function;
  • landowner and opportunity costs of conservation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The problem

  • Property rights and land tenure

  • The influence of tourism

  • Other costs and benefits of wildlife to landowners

  • Economic appraisal of new policy options

  • A review of policy options