‘Why must we protect crocodiles?’ Explaining the value of the Philippine crocodile to rural communities

@article{Ploeg2011WhyMW,
  title={‘Why must we protect crocodiles?’ Explaining the value of the Philippine crocodile to rural communities},
  author={J. D. van der Ploeg and Myrna Cauillan-Cureg and Merlijn van Weerd and G. Persoon},
  journal={Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={8},
  pages={287 - 298}
}
  • J. D. van der Ploeg, Myrna Cauillan-Cureg, +1 author G. Persoon
  • Published 2011
  • Geography
  • Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences
  • What are valid arguments to protect the Philippine crocodile in the wild? And how are we to explain the normative foundations of biodiversity conservation to rural communities in the developing world? Conservationists mainly rely on economic values to justify in situ wildlife conservation. In this article, we argue that these utilitarian reasons are often based on inaccuracies and flawed assumptions. By focusing narrowly on economic incentives, conservationists risk undermining their… CONTINUE READING
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