Title
Incentivising collaborative conservation : lessons from existing environmental stewardship scheme options
Description
Agri-environment schemes (AESs) in England typically address environmental management at the farm- and field-scales, but there is increasing evidence that incorporating the landscape-scale would increase scheme effectiveness. Lessons on incentivising collaboration across farm boundaries are drawn from telephone interviews with holders of 18 Environmental Stewardship Scheme (ESS) agreements containing the Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) option HR8; “Supplement for Group Action”. This option is more likely to be included when (i) the ESS agreement replaces a previous AES agreement and when (ii) negotiations are assisted by an external organisation. The large degree of flexibility HR8 contracts are allowed is essential to successfully address the wide range of site-specific contractual problems encountered. The number of stakeholders and their range of interests, rather than the land area covered by the agreement are the major determinants of transaction costs on large-area agreements. Although most commonly used in upland moorland agreements, the use of HR8 in lowland agreements shows great inventiveness and demonstrates the potential for extending the use of boundary-spanning options. Suggestions are presented for developing boundary-spanning management options and for incentivising collaborative conservation through a revised ESS.
URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2012.06.005
DOI
10.1016/j.landusepol.2012.06.005
Language
English
Author
Jeremy R. Franks
Co-author
Steven B. Emery
Volume number
30
Issue number
1
Is this item peer reviewed?
Yes
ISSN
0264-8377
Publisher
Pergamon, Elsevier
Date of publication
01 January 2013
Is this item hardback or paperback?
Paperback
Page reference
847-862
Place of publication
Oxford
Has non-academic co-authors?
No
Has international co-authors?
No
For non-academic audience?
No
Is this item a pre-print or post-print?
Pre-print
Title of journal
Land use policy
Harvard
Franks, Jeremy R. and Emery, Steven B (2013) Incentivising collaborative conservation : lessons from existing environmental stewardship scheme options. Land use policy. 30 (1), pp. 847-862 Oxford: Pergamon, Elsevier.
Vancouver
Franks Jeremy R. and Emery Steven B. Incentivising collaborative conservation : lessons from existing environmental stewardship scheme options. Land use policy 2013; 30 (1): 847-862.