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


  • George Halkos
  • Steriani Matsiori
  • Sophoklis Dritsas


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.
    2. Halkos, George & Leonti, Aikaterini & Petropoulos, Constantinos & Sardianou, Eleni, 2022. "Determinants of willingness to pay for urban parks: An empirical analysis in Greece," Land Use Policy, Elsevier, vol. 119(C).
    3. Halkos, George & Matsiori, Steriani, 2022. "Understanding the public’s perceptions of the importance, management, and conservation of biodiversity," Economic Analysis and Policy, Elsevier, vol. 75(C), pages 262-270.
    4. Yae‐Na Park & Choong‐Ki Lee & James W. Mjelde & Yu‐Jin Kwon, 2022. "Policy implications of willingness to pay for sustainable development of a world agricultural heritage site: The role of stakeholders' sustainable intelligence, support, and behavioral intention," Sustainable Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 30(4), pages 636-646, August.
    5. Syed Abdul Rehman Khan & Danish Iqbal Godil & Muhammad Umer Quddoos & Zhang Yu & Muhammad Hanif Akhtar & Zijing Liang, 2021. "Investigating the nexus between energy, economic growth, and environmental quality: A road map for the sustainable development," Sustainable Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 29(5), pages 835-846, September.

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