Department of Food and Resource Economics - IFRO – University of Copenhagen

Department of Food and Resource Economics - IFRO

Photo: Jens Friis Lund


Attitudes towards recreational hunting: a quantitative survey of the general public in Denmark

(abstract) ... The paper reports a national survey of the general public using an Internet-based questionnaire sent to a representative sample of the Danish public in 2012 [...] Assessing levels of public support for recreational hunting is important if we are to gauge whether hunting as a recreational and socio-cultural activity can be sustained. A rethink of hunting as part of the leisure industry should be considered, because the least positive attitudes were found in relation to the commercial aspect of hunting and this could result in tighter regulation with further effects on management practices. more >>

Is recreational hunting important for landscape multi-functionality?: Evidence from Denmark

(abstract) ... Recreational hunting may contribute to preserve and enhance landscape multifunctionality. Yet, little is known about the importance of hunting interests in motivating such landscape management. In this article, we seek to shed light on these issues on the basis of data from a nationally representative survey of Danish landowners. ... more >>

Fear, economic consequences, hunting competition, and distrust of authorities determine preferences for illegal lethal actions against gray wolves, Denmark

(abstract) After a 200-year absence, the gray wolf recently re-immigrated to Denmark. Where humans and wolves coexist, there is potential for conflict. [...] Relying on random utility theory, we used a choice experiment, where respondents were asked to choose between hypothetical scenarios designed to reduce the sensitivity of the subject and thereby reveal whether landowners would respond by illegal actions. ... more >>

A wild controversy: cooperation and competition among landowners, hunters, and other outdoor recreational land-users in Denmark

(abstract) This paper examines cooperation and competition among landowners, hunters, and other outdoor recreational land-users in Denmark in relation to recreational hunting. [...] The findings showed that relatively few negative encounters take place between hunters and other users compared to the frequency of such incidents between other outdoor recreational users. ... more >>

A book in Danish on different understandings of hunting has been issued recently. See more on the Danish website.

Danish scientists know about 3R

The 3R concept is an international effort to reduce the number of animals used in experiments, and to give the animals used the best possible conditions. An IFRO study assesses the knowledge of 3R among Danish researchers involved with animal experiments to be good.
Read more about the 3R study >>

Artificial evolution

A new study from Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate and University of Queensland presents examples of how humans not only contribute to the extinction of species but also drive evolution, and in some cases the emergence of entirely new species. The study was published in Proceedings of Royal Society B. Postdoc Joseph Bull from Department of Food and Resource Economics is the lead author. Humans artificially drive evolution of new species >>

IFRO-Opinion in Development Today

"Norway's climate forest engagement in Tanzania, launched in 2008, not only failed to produce model that work. It ignored promising forestry initiatives that existed at the time, instead re-inventing the development wheel," write Jens Friis Lund, Mathew Bukhi Mabele and Susanne Koch.
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