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Corpus Systématique Animale

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Estimating relative demand for wildlife: Conservation activity indicators

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Springer (journals)
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  • Relative demand
  • Wildlife
  • Nonconsumptive wildlife uses
  • Conservation activity
  • Municipal conservation commissioners
  • Conservation commissioners
  • Massachusetts
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  • Gary G. Gray 1,2
  • Joseph S. Larson 1
  • 1) Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management, University of Massachusetts, 01003, Amherst, Massachusetts
  • 2) Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Illinois University, 60115, DeKalb, IL

An alternative method of estimating relative demand among nonconsumptive uses of wildlife and among wildlife species is proposed. A demand intensity score (DIS), derived from the relative extent of an individual's involvement in outdoor recreation and conservation activities, is used as a weighting device to adjust the importance of preference rankings for wildlife uses and wildlife species relative to other members of a survey population. These adjusted preference rankings were considered to reflect relative demand levels (RDLs) for wildlife uses and for species by the survey population. This technique may be useful where it is not possible or desirable to estimate demand using traditional economic means. In one of the findings from a survey of municipal conservation commission members in Massachusetts, presented as an illustration of this methodology, poisonous snakes were ranked third in preference among five groups of reptiles. The relative demand level for poisonous snakes, however, was last among the five groups.

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  • 1 - natural sciences
  • 2 - biology
  • 3 - ecology
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
  • 4 - psychologie. psychophysiologie
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  • 1 - Physical Sciences ; 2 - Environmental Science ; 3 - Pollution
  • 1 - Physical Sciences ; 2 - Environmental Science ; 3 - Ecology
  • 1 - Physical Sciences ; 2 - Environmental Science ; 3 - Global and Planetary Change
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - environmental sciences
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Environmental Management

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