We investigate determinants of Marine Protected Areas with the goal of enhancing multiple ecosystem services: food production and cultural and option use services. We consider conservation autarky (i.e. countries that act independently, without considering decisions by others), strategic behaviour and full cooperation in a game theoretic model. We find that, from a global perspective, on the one hand conservation autarky is preferred over strategic behaviour. On the other hand results under autarky are not as good as under full cooperation, when all uses are considered. If, however, species conservation is considered in isolation, conservation autarky coincides with full cooperation. Furthermore, full cooperation on conservation, ignoring other uses may produce worse results than the strategic equilibrium, i.e. non-cooperation with all uses considered.
|Title of host publication||Handbook on the economics of ecosystem services and biodiversity|
|Editors||Paulo Nunes, Pushpam Kumar, Tom Dedeurwaerdere|
|Place of Publication||Cheltenham, UK; Massachusetts, USA|
|Publisher||Edward Elgar Publishing|
|ISBN (Print)||978 1 78195 150 7|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
Punt, M., Weikard, H-P., & van Ierland, E. (2014). Game theory and marine protected areas: the effects of conservation autarky in a multiple-use environment. In P. Nunes, P. Kumar, & T. Dedeurwaerdere (Eds.), Handbook on the economics of ecosystem services and biodiversity (pp. 264-277). Edward Elgar Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781781951514.00023