Slide 2: Outline
This is a study undertaken to assess the real costs of planning options for conservation in the Western Cape. A brief outline of the contents of this talk are as follows:
Aim and objectives of the economic analysis
The types of response options available
A quick revision of the concept of cost-benefit analysis
Determinants of cost of a PAN (Protected Area Network)
Types of cost incurred in conservation.
Attractiveness of incentive to private landowners (since it was determined that a large percentage of essential land for conservation was under private title).
The types of incentives offered to landowners, and their responses to these incentives.
An introduction to the study area, which is the Cape Floristic Region in the Western Cape.
The total costs associated with an expanded protected area network
The benefits of an expanded protected area network