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The Valuation of Recreational Use of Wetlands and the Impact of the Economic Crisis

Agri-Environmental Economics Department, EPSO, Carretera de Beniel, km 3.2, University Miguel Hernández, 03312 Orihuela, Spain
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(9), 3228; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17093228
Received: 24 March 2020 / Revised: 26 April 2020 / Accepted: 1 May 2020 / Published: 6 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Trends in Environmental Valuation)
The economic valuation of environmental resources is of great interest to society in general and to public managers in particular. It can promote more sustainable environmental policies, as it clearly shows the high economic value of natural resources. Thus, these valuation tools can provide useful evidence to support such policies by quantifying the economic value associated with the protection of such resources. However, there is an inherent difficulty in the implementation of methods to assess the economic valuation of environmental resources, mainly as a result of the absence of a market and hence a price that explains its social demand. However, both the travel cost method and the contingent valuation method used in this paper offer an approach to the economic values of the recreational services for wetlands. The aim is to analyze whether these values have been influenced by the economic crisis, so two time periods are compared separated for a decade. Results do not show an unequivocal influence between values in both periods, with different behaviors among natural areas, although with a certain tendency to increase in the decade being analyzed. View Full-Text
Keywords: recreational value; wetlands; travel cost method; contingent valuation; willingness to pay; consumer surplus; entrance fee recreational value; wetlands; travel cost method; contingent valuation; willingness to pay; consumer surplus; entrance fee
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Vidal Gimenez, F.; Ruiz Mas, C. The Valuation of Recreational Use of Wetlands and the Impact of the Economic Crisis. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 3228. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17093228

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Vidal Gimenez F, Ruiz Mas C. The Valuation of Recreational Use of Wetlands and the Impact of the Economic Crisis. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(9):3228. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17093228

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Vidal Gimenez, Fernando, and Claudio Ruiz Mas. 2020. "The Valuation of Recreational Use of Wetlands and the Impact of the Economic Crisis" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 9: 3228. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17093228

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