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Title: Can co-management improve governance of a common-pool resource? : lessons from a framed field experiment in a marine protected area in the Colombian Caribbean
Authors: Moreno-Sánchez, Rocío del Pilar
Maldonado, Jorge Higinio
Keywords: GOVERNANCE
COMMON POOL RESOURCES
CO-MANAGEMENT
EXPERIMENTAL ECONOMIC GAMES
FISHERIES
LATIN AMERICA
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Latin American and Caribbean Environmental Economics Program (LACEEP), Turrialba, CR
Series/Report no.: LACEEP working paper series; no. 2008-WP5
Abstract: Complexities associated with the management of common pool resources (CPR) threaten governance at some marine protected areas (MPA). In this paper, using economic experimental games (EEG), we investigate the effects of both external regulation and the complementarities between internal regulation and non-coercive authority intervention—what we call comanagement— on fishermen’s extraction decisions. We perform EEG with fishermen inhabiting the influence zone of an MPA in the Colombian Caribbean. The results show that comanagement exhibits the best results, both in terms of resource sustainability and reduction in extraction, highlighting the importance of strategies that recognize communities as key actors in the decision-making process for the sustainable use and conservation of CPR in protected areas.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/43035
Project Number: 103059
Project Title: Latin America and Caribbean Environmental Economics Program (LACEEP)
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2000-2009 / Années 2000-2009
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