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Principles of Economics 2e

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Steven A. Greenlaw; David Shapiro
ISBN: 9781947172364

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Steven A. Greenlaw; David Shapiro
ISBN: 9781947172364
Textbook Problem

Consider two ways of protecting elephants from poachers in African countries. In one approach, the government sets up enormous national parks that have sufficient habitat for elephants to thrive and forbids all local people to enter the parks or to injure either the elephants or their habitat in any way. In a second approach, the government sets up national parks and designates 10 villages around the edges of the park as official tourist centers that become places where tourists can stay and bases for guided tours inside the national park. Consider the different incentives of local villagers-who often are very poor-in each of these plans. Which plan seems more likely to help the elephant population?

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With the given data, find out which plan seems more likely to help the elephant population?

Explanation

Second option will be the best plan as villagers provide protection to animals and in return they get opportunity to earn from tourist who come there. This plan also helps to improve the standard of living of villagers living around the park ...

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