This paper evaluates the impact of a fisheries management program centered on the definition of Fish Conservation Zones on biodiversity, measured as the number of species caught in the last 12 months. Data comes from a set of 32 villages in central Lao PDR. The estimated causal effects are large (an increase between 29 and 32 species) and robust to the potential importance of unmeasured confounders.
Butorac, D., P. Santos, P. Phouvin, and F. Guegan
27 May 2020
Biodiversity, Fisheries, Species diversity, Fresh water, Census, Ecosystems, Lao people