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Information and wildlife valuation: Experiments and Policy’

Wilson, Clevo & Tisdel, Clem (2006) Information and wildlife valuation: Experiments and Policy’. Contemporary Economic Policy;, 24(1), pp. 144-159.

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Abstract

The authours use experimental surveys to investigate the association between individuals' knowledge of particular wildlife speciesand their stated willingness to allocate funds to Conserve each. The nature of variations in these allocations between species(e.g. thier dispersion) as participants knowledge increases is examined. factors influencing these changes are suggested. Willingness-to-pay allocations are found not measure the economic value of species,but are shown to be policy relevent. The results indicate that poorly known species, e.g. in remote areas, may obtain relativety less conservation support than they deserve.

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ID Code: 8104
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see hypertext link) or contact the author. Author contact details: clevo.wilson@qut.edu.au
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Keywords: willingness to pay, conservation, policy
DOI: 10.1093/cep/byj014
ISSN: 1465-7287 1074-3529
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200) > Environment and Resource Economics (140205)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Western Economic Association International.
Deposited On: 19 Jun 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:19

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