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Stakeholder engagement for sustainable development and their suggestions for environmental policy: The case of Mediterranean monk seal

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  • George Halkos
  • Steriani Matsiori
  • Sophoklis Dritsas

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This study primarily attempts to understand people's beliefs toward marine protected areas considering as a case study the National Marine Park of Alonissos, Northern Sporades in Greece in order to achieve its sustainability. Specifically, it aims to identify people's opinion about the utility of the park investigating also their beliefs in relation to socioeconomic characteristics. For this reason, a face‐to‐face survey of 200 randomly selected residents and visitors of the area was carried out. The research was structured according to the principles of the contingent valuation method. According to the empirical findings, the majority of respondents recognized the contribution of the park to preserve the monk seal and the natural environment. Moreover, they want the maintenance of the park and more specialized protection measures in the area.

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  • George Halkos & Steriani Matsiori & Sophoklis Dritsas, 2019. "Stakeholder engagement for sustainable development and their suggestions for environmental policy: The case of Mediterranean monk seal," Sustainable Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 27(3), pages 461-473, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:sustdv:v:27:y:2019:i:3:p:461-473
    DOI: 10.1002/sd.1920
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    1. Matsiori, Steriani K., 2020. "Application of the New Environmental Paradigm to Greece: A critical case study," Economic Analysis and Policy, Elsevier, vol. 66(C), pages 335-344.

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