ON THE MANAGEMENT OF INTERCONNECTED WILDLIFE POPULATIONS
Article first published online: 10 APR 2012
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Natural Resource Modeling
Volume 26, Issue 1, pages 1–25, February 2013
How to Cite
CHEN, W. and SKONHOFT, A. (2013), ON THE MANAGEMENT OF INTERCONNECTED WILDLIFE POPULATIONS. Natural Resource Modeling, 26: 1–25. doi: 10.1111/j.1939-7445.2012.00117.x
- Issue published online: 5 FEB 2013
- Article first published online: 10 APR 2012
- Received by the editors on 21st June 2011 Accepted 1st February 2012.
- Wildlife management;
- grazing damage;
- market structure
Abstract Economic interdependency of wildlife or fish stocks is usually attributed to ecological interdependency, such as predator–prey and competitive relationships, or to density-dependent migration of species between different areas. This paper provides another channel for economic interdependency of wildlife where density-independent migration and market price interaction affect the management strategies among different landowners. Management is studied under three market conditions for selling hunting licenses: price taking behavior, monopoly market, and duopoly market. Harvesting of the Scandinavian moose is used as an example. The paper provides several results on how economic interdependency works through the migration pattern. When a duopoly market is introduced, hunting license price interaction among the landowners plays an additional role in determining the optimal harvesting strategy.