A Glimpse of the Tiger: How Much are Indians Willing to Pay for It?
AbstractThe recreational demand for the Indian Sundarban, which is a World Heritage site and a complex mangrove ecosystem that borders India and Bangladesh is estimated. Two alternative methodologies exist for estimating the value of a recreational site. The Contingent Valuation Method (CVM), as a ‘stated preference’ valuation technique, circumvents the absence of markets for environmental goods. this method does not record visitors’ actual behaviour, literature on such techniques indicates that when there is a market for the service to be valued, CVM should be avoided. That is why the Travel Cost Method (TCM) is chosen. The study relied on a primary survey of a sample of visitors to the Indian Sundarban from November 2005 to March 2006. [SANDEE].
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world heritage; Zonal Travel Cost Model; Consumer Surplus; Optimum Entry Fee; heritage; Indian Sundarban; mangrove ecosystem; ecosystem; India; Bangladesh; Contingent Valuation Method (CVM); Travel Cost Method (TCM); travel; sundarban; primary survey; market;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2009-08-16 (All new papers)
- NEP-CUL-2009-08-16 (Cultural Economics)
- NEP-CWA-2009-08-16 (Central & Western Asia)
- NEP-TUR-2009-08-16 (Tourism Economics)
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- Font, Antoni Riera, 2000. "Mass Tourism and the Demand for Protected Natural Areas: A Travel Cost Approach," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 39(1), pages 97-116, January.
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