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Single Equation Models; Single Variables: Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions

Skills, employment, strong local institutions and good relationships between people and parks can counter subsistence poaching

Herbert Ntuli, Aksel Sundström, Martin Sjöstedt, Edwin Muchapondwa, Sverker C. Jagers, Amanda Linell
Subsistence poaching can severely threaten biodiversity and community livelihoods. It can lead to a decrease in wildlife abundance, and in the worst cases, extinction of certain species. This can have devastating ripple effects throughout ecosystems, jeopardize food security and impact on rural...
Sep 2019
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Can currency in circulation predict South African economic activity?

Cobus Vermeulen, Adél Bosch, Fanie Joubert and Jannie Rossouw
The money supply can be broadly defined as consisting of currency and deposits. While currency forms but a small portion of the total money supply, it can be a crucial determinant of spending behaviour and subsequently economic activity. The ability of the money supply to predict an up- or...
Feb 2016
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Determining Visitor Preferences for Rhinoceros Conservation Management at Private, Ecotourism Game Reserves in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa: A Choice Modeling Experiment

Deborah E Lee and Mario Du Preez
South Africa harbours 95 percent of the world’s threatened white rhinoceros (18 000) population and 40 percent of the critically endangered black rhinoceros (1 950) population. Increased levels of rhinoceros poaching in South Africa, and the imminent threat of extinction, has emphasized the need...
Feb 2015
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Pricing of National Park Visits in Kenya: The Case of Lake Nakuru National Park

Peter Chacha, Edwin Muchapondwa, Anthony Wambugu and Daniel Abala
This study analyses the factors influencing pricing of National Park visits in Kenya. A two step regression procedure is used to develop a pricing mechanism for Lake Nakuru National Park (LNNP). In the first stage, count data models are applied to estimate the Trip generating function to LNNP and...
Jul 2013
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Measuring the indirect costs associated with the establishment of a wind farm: An application of the Contingent Valuation Model

M. Du Preez, G. Menzies, M.C. Sale and S.G. Hosking
Although a green energy source, the location of electrical generating windmills may cause a disamenity effect (negative externality). The establishment of a wind farm is known as a locally undesirable land use (LULU) and leads to the not-in-my-backyard syndrome (NIMBY). In an application of the...
Nov 2011
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Can local communities in Zimbabwe be trusted with wildlife management?: Evidence from contingent valuation of elephants

Edwin Muchapondwa, Fredrik Carlsson and Gunmar Köhlin
If local communities living adjacent to the elephant see it as a burden, then they cannot be trusted to be its stewards. To assess their valuation of it, a CVM study was conducted for one CAMPFIRE district in Zimbabwe. Respondents were classified according to their preferences over the elephant...
Dec 2006
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Dissecting post-apartheid labour market developments: Decomposing a discrete choice model while dealing with unobservables

Martin Wittenberg
The abolition of apartheid should have improved the employment prospects of black South Africans. The reality seems to have been different, with rising unemployment rates. Disentangling the real trends from changes in measurement and sampling design has proved to be difficult. We tackle this issue...
Jan 2007
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