Spillovers from conservation programs

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Journal Article (Review)

© 2017 by Annual Reviews. All rights reserved. Conservation programs have increased significantly, as has the evaluation of their impacts. However, the evaluation of their potential impacts beyond program borders has been scarce. Such spillovers can significantly reduce or increase net impacts. In this review, we discuss how conservation programs might affect outcomes beyond their borders and present some evidence of when they have or have not. We focus on five major channels by which spillovers can arise: (1) input reallocation; (2) market prices; (3) learning; (4) nonpecuniary motivations; and (5) ecological-physical links. We highlight evidence for each channel and emphasize that estimates often may reflect multiple channels. Future research could test for spillovers within different contexts and could separate the effects of different channels.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pfaff, A; Robalino, J

Published Date

  • October 5, 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 /

Start / End Page

  • 299 - 315

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1941-1359

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1941-1340

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1146/annurev-resource-100516-053543

Citation Source

  • Scopus