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Conjunctive Implementation of Land Sparing and Land Sharing for Environmental Preservation

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In this paper, we investigate the concept of land sharing and land sparing management options for environmental preservation. We propose a general framework for the analysis of the conjunctive implementation of both land management options. This general framework provides an empirical rule of selection that can easily be implemented by a land-planner without specific knowledge of optimization procedures. Our main finding is that both the environmental benefit to cost ratio and the benefit difference (between a sharing and a sparing management option) to cost difference ratio matter for selection of parcels. We then develop an empirical application of this framework for the Seine-Ource river catchment in Burgundy, France. We look for the best land management option to implement for water quality preservation. We show that it is more cost-effective to implement land sharing and land sparing management options conjunctively than separately.
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hal-01581630 , version 1 (04-09-2017)

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Sophie Legras, Elsa Martin, Virginie Piguet. Conjunctive Implementation of Land Sparing and Land Sharing for Environmental Preservation. Ecological Economics, 2017, 143, pp.170-187. ⟨10.1016/j.ecolecon.2017.07.006⟩. ⟨hal-01581630⟩
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