Regional allocation of conservation areas in Germany - an empirically based evaluation of spatial implications by law and order nature conservation policy
Agrarwirtschaft 51(5): 249-258
Relevant German laws on nature and landscape conservation are first explained. Conclusions concerning the spatial nature of conservation areas and their environmental policy implications are then substantiated by the principles of the economic theory of environmental federalism. Suitable concentration indices are then defined and quantified for samples of conservation categories.