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Modeling the choice to switch from fuelwood to electricity Implications for giant panda habitat conservation
 

Summary: ANALYSIS
Modeling the choice to switch from fuelwood to electricity
Implications for giant panda habitat conservation
Li An a,
*, Frank Lupi b
, Jianguo Liu a
, Marc A. Linderman a
, Jinyan Huang c
a
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, 13 Natural Resources Building, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
b
Departments of Agricultural Economics and Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, 213F Agriculture Hall, East Lansing, MI
48824, USA
c
Wolong Nature Reserve Administration, Wenchuan County, Sichuan Province 623002, PR China
Received 23 October 2001; received in revised form 17 May 2002; accepted 21 May 2002
Abstract
Despite its status as a nature reserve, Wolong Nature Reserve (China) has experienced continued loss of giant panda
habitat due to human activities such as fuelwood collection. Electricity, though available throughout Wolong, has not
replaced fuelwood as an energy source. We used stated preference data obtained from in-person interviews to estimate a

  

Source: An, Li - Department of Geography, San Diego State University

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology; Geosciences