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Valuing Recreational Benefits of a National Park in Andean Colombia

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  • Alvarez, Sergio
  • Larkin, Sherry L.

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Protected undeveloped areas are an important tool for land conservation in developing nations. Efficient land allocation decisions and resource management requires knowledge of non-market benefits. Using travel cost and contingent valuation data from on-site interviews and secondary data on visitation, this study will value a national park in Columbia.

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Paper provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its series 2008 Annual Meeting, February 2-6, 2008, Dallas, Texas with number 6732.

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Keywords: consumer surplus; non-market valuation; willingness to pay; zonal travel cost; International Development; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q24; Q26; Q57;

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