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dc.contributor.authorBlackmore, Louise
dc.contributor.authorDoole, Graeme J.
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-29T02:42:24Z
dc.date.available2013-08-29T02:42:24Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationBlackmore, L. & Doole, G. J. (2013). Drivers of landholder participation in tender programs for Australian biodiversity conservation. Environmental Science & Policy, 33, 143-153.en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/7913
dc.description.abstractConservation tender program have been widely applied to biodiversity conservation in Australia and internationally in recent decades. Increasing participation rates is critical to these schemes, as competition is required for the cost-effectiveness benefits of the tender system to be fully realized. However, knowledge relating to the drivers of landholder participation in tender programs is limited. This study aims to identify the relative importance of different drivers of participation in Victorian conservation tenders. The novel method of maximum entropy ordinal regression is used given the small sample size, and supplemented with qualitative data obtained through face-to-face interviews. The regression analysis reveals that strong relationships between agencies and landholders and a low administrative burden drive increased participation. The provision of education, support, and easily-integrated management practices, however, may drive lower participation, with landholders confident to undertake conservation activities independently of assistance. Some evidence emerges that ten-year contracts may be well-received. A key concern is low additionality in biodiversity benefits, with typical tender participants displaying a strong conservation ethic and high levels of management activity pre-participation. This work has shown that in conservation policies involving self-selection by participants, economic incentives for adoption may be less important than non-monetary drivers.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherElsevieren_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462901113001226en_NZ
dc.subjectmarket-based instrumenten_NZ
dc.subjectAustraliaen_NZ
dc.subjectbiodiversity conservationen_NZ
dc.subjectconservation tenderen_NZ
dc.subjectlandholder participationen_NZ
dc.subjectmaximum entropyen_NZ
dc.titleDrivers of landholder participation in tender programs for Australian biodiversity conservationen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.envsci.2013.05.010en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfEnvironmental Science and Policyen_NZ
pubs.begin-page143en_NZ
pubs.elements-id38929
pubs.end-page153en_NZ
pubs.volume33en_NZ
uow.identifier.article-noCen_NZ


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