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Table 2 Economic valuation

From: Livestock depredation by snow leopard and Tibetan wolf: Implications for herders’ livelihoods in Wangchuck Centennial National Park, Bhutan

Product Choekhortoe Dhur
Sum ($) Mean (m) Sum ($) Mean (m)
Buttera 8555 407 ± 389 6925 407 ± 969
Dry cheeseb 25,979 1237 ± 898 13,366 786 ± 545
Hair productsc 633 30 ± 34 487 28 ± 78
Meatd 1669 79 ± 94 1626 95 ± 216
Taile 155 7 ± 9 54 3 ± 5
Cordycepsf 129,461 6,164 ± 2,231 121,153 7,126 ± 3,860
Total 166,455 7926 143,615 8,447
  1. Average annual income per herd: $8,159 ± 3,150
  2. Product prices were calculated based on the estimated local average local price in 2016:
  3. a$5/kg
  4. b$4.3/24 pcs
  5. cIncludes sale of rope, bag, raincoat (cost estimated in lump sum)
  6. d$9.2/kg (dry)
  7. e$15.3/tail (small) $23/tail (large)
  8. f$13,846/kg