Enhancing conservation, ecosystem services, and local livelihoods through a wildlife premium mechanism.

@article{Dinerstein2013EnhancingCE,
  title={Enhancing conservation, ecosystem services, and local livelihoods through a wildlife premium mechanism.},
  author={E. Dinerstein and Keshav Varma and E. Wikramanayake and G. Powell and S. Lumpkin and R. Naidoo and Mike Korchinsky and Christian Del Valle and S. Lohani and J. Seidensticker and Dirk Joldersma and T. Lovejoy and A. Kushlin},
  journal={Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology},
  year={2013},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={
          14-23
        }
}
We propose the wildlife premium mechanism as an innovation to conserve endangered large vertebrates. The performance-based payment scheme would allow stakeholders in lower-income countries to generate revenue by recovering and maintaining threatened fauna that can also serve as umbrella species (i.e., species whose protection benefits other species with which they co-occur). There are 3 possible options for applying the premium: option 1, embed premiums in a carbon payment; option 2, link… Expand
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