Assessing landowners' preferences to inform voluntary private land conservation : The role of non-monetary incentives

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dc.contributor.author Cortes-Capano, Gonzalo
dc.contributor.author Hanley, Nick
dc.contributor.author Sheremet, Oleg
dc.contributor.author Hausmann, Anna
dc.contributor.author Toivonen, Tuuli
dc.contributor.author Garibotto-Carton, Gustavo
dc.contributor.author Soutullo, Alvaro
dc.contributor.author Di Minin, Enrico
dc.date.accessioned 2021-10-14T10:48:01Z
dc.date.available 2021-10-14T10:48:01Z
dc.date.issued 2021-10
dc.identifier.citation Cortes-Capano , G , Hanley , N , Sheremet , O , Hausmann , A , Toivonen , T , Garibotto-Carton , G , Soutullo , A & Di Minin , E 2021 , ' Assessing landowners' preferences to inform voluntary private land conservation : The role of non-monetary incentives ' , Land Use Policy , vol. 109 , 105626 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2021.105626
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dc.description.abstract Private land conservation (PLC) is an increasingly recognized strategy to help address the global biodiversity crisis. Understanding landowners' context-dependent preferences for different PLC policies is key to designing and implementing successful voluntary strategies aiming to foster participation and long-term engagement. However, funding shortfalls and diverse cultural values mean that traditional approaches such as land acquisi-tion or payment for ecosystem services policies may not be the best approaches to increase landowners' participation in PLC. In this study, we examine landowners' preferences for monetary and non-monetary in-centives and how these might increase participation in PLC. We also address a geographical gap in PLC literature by assessing landowners' preferences for voluntary PLC policies in Uruguay, a country located in the Rio de la Plata Grasslands ecoregion (South America), one of the most endangered and least protected biomes worldwide. This case study provides a useful test-bed of non-monetary incentives, since 96% of the land is privately owned and no voluntary PLC strategies are in place yet. Using a choice experiment, we found that landowners were more willing to engage in voluntary PLC if policies align with their values and needs. Non-monetary incentives, such as access to training and technical support, were preferred over monetary payments, highlighting oppor-tunities to develop context-specific policies that would foster environmental stewardship and long-term engagement. Designing policies by including a diverse set of instruments, flexible contract lengths, and inte-grating the context-specific social and cultural characteristics underlying landowners' identities and values, are crucial aspects for increasing participation. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Land Use Policy
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dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 1171 Geosciences
dc.subject 519 Social and economic geography
dc.title Assessing landowners' preferences to inform voluntary private land conservation : The role of non-monetary incentives en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
dc.contributor.organization Department of Geosciences and Geography
dc.contributor.organization Digital Geography Lab
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2021.105626
dc.relation.issn 0264-8377
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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