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Economically valuing nature resources to promote conservation: An empirical application to Chile's national system of protected areas

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  • Eugenio Figueroa
  • Roberto Pasten

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type="main" xml:lang="es"> A partir del marco propuesto por la Evaluación de Ecosistemas del Milenio (MEA, por sus siglas en inglés), que vincula conceptualmente los servicios de la naturaleza con el bienestar humano, diseñamos y aplicamos aquí empíricamente lo que hemos denominado como la matriz de cálculo del valor económico total (MCVET) para estimar el valor monetario del flujo anual de los beneficios proporcionados por el sistema nacional de áreas protegidas (SNAP) de Chile. El valor económico calculado de este flujo asciende anualmente a 2550 millones de dólares estadounidenses. También analizamos la relevancia y la utilidad de la metodología que proponemos y utilizamos el ejercicio de valoración presentado aquí para extraer algunas lecciones normativas en relación a la conservación de la naturaleza en Chile, así como en los países en desarrollo con una riqueza abundante en recursos naturales.

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  • Eugenio Figueroa & Roberto Pasten, 2014. "Economically valuing nature resources to promote conservation: An empirical application to Chile's national system of protected areas," Papers in Regional Science, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 93(4), pages 865-888, November.
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