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We are willing to pay to support wetland conservation: local users' perspective


Kaffashi, Sara and Shamsudin, Mad Nasir and Radam, Alias and Abdul Rahim, Khalid and Yacob, Mohd Rusli (2013) We are willing to pay to support wetland conservation: local users' perspective. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology, 20 (4). pp. 325-335. ISSN 1350-4509; ESSN: 1745-2627


The main objective of this study is to elicit the benefits that arise from Shadegan wetland in southern Iran to the users of this ecosystem, who are impacted most significantly by degradation/conversion of this ecosystem. Hence, a choice experiment (CE) and contingent valuation method (CVM) survey of users of the Shadegan wetland were conducted to estimate the value of non-market services provided by the wetland. The benefits from high-level conservation of the wetland are estimated from CVM to be about US$ 2.26 per household of users. Meanwhile, the estimated compensated surplus from CE was about US$ 8.28. Findings of this study suggest that the high value of Shadegan wetland for user communities can help policy-makers and wetland managers adopt policies that have no further conversion benefits than conservation or risks of degradation.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Faculty of Economics and Management
Faculty of Environmental Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/13504509.2013.800612
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Keywords: Contingent valuation method; Choice experiment; Value; Shadegan wetland; Users; Non-market goods
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2015 10:45
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2015 07:58
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/28289
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