Chapter 7. Financial Incentives for Rangeland Conservation: Addressing the ‘Show-Us-the-Money’ Challenge

  1. Johan T. du Toit Head professor4,
  2. Richard Kock Manager5 and
  3. James C. Deutsch6
  1. Ray Victurine Director1 and
  2. Charles Curtin Lecturer Research2,3

Published Online: 10 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317091.ch7

Wild Rangelands: Conserving Wildlife While Maintaining Livestock in Semi-Arid Ecosystems

Wild Rangelands: Conserving Wildlife While Maintaining Livestock in Semi-Arid Ecosystems

How to Cite

Victurine, R. and Curtin, C. (2010) Financial Incentives for Rangeland Conservation: Addressing the ‘Show-Us-the-Money’ Challenge, in Wild Rangelands: Conserving Wildlife While Maintaining Livestock in Semi-Arid Ecosystems (eds J. T. du Toit, R. Kock and J. C. Deutsch), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317091.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Utah State University, USA

  2. 5

    Zoological Society of London, UK

  3. 6

    Cambridge University and Imperial College, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Conservation Finance Program, Wildlife Conservation Society, NY, USA

  2. 2

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA, USA

  3. 3

    Department of Environmental Studies, Antioch University, NH, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 8 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405177856

Online ISBN: 9781444317091

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Keywords:

  • rangeland conservation and financial incentives - addressing ‘Show-Us-the-Money’ Challenge;
  • rangeland preservation for biodiversity and ecosystem service conservation;
  • economic incentives as tools in rangeland maintenance;
  • ELAND (Enterprise Linkage to Conservation and Development) and encouraging conservation by villages, a challenge;
  • rangeland decline and biodiversity loss and rancher's fair compensation;
  • direct lease payments in Kenya;
  • Wildlife Conservation Lease Initiative (WCLI);
  • Australia's direct payment auctions;
  • auction systems and biodiversity rangeland protection;
  • grassbanking - leasing forage land and practising conservation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Direct payment options

  • Conservation easements and purchase of development rights programmes

  • Creating demand for sustainable products

  • Summary and conclusions

  • References