IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/cdp/texdis/td230.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Valorando o capital natural e os serviços ecológicos de unidades de conservação: o caso do Parque Estadual do Rio Doce-MG, Sudeste do Brasil

Author

Listed:
  • Irina Mikhailova
  • Francisco Antônio Rodrigues Barbosa

Abstract

The natural capital is an important part of the national wealth. However, we haven't yet had its appropriate evaluation in many cases (including the ecosystems of natural protected areas). As a consequence what we normally measure as the national wealth or total capital is a small part of what it takes to sustain human welfare. This article aims to develop the methodology for the evaluation of the natural capital in protected areas based on the identification of major ecological services. Moreover, this study constitutes the first tentative of attributing economic value to the major ecological services of the Rio Doce State Park and evaluating the composition of its natural capital. The results pointed out the contribution of environmental resources for the national wealth and people well being as well as help defining investment priorities and conservation policies on State Park ecosystems.

Suggested Citation

  • Irina Mikhailova & Francisco Antônio Rodrigues Barbosa, 2004. "Valorando o capital natural e os serviços ecológicos de unidades de conservação: o caso do Parque Estadual do Rio Doce-MG, Sudeste do Brasil," Textos para Discussão Cedeplar-UFMG td230, Cedeplar, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais.
  • Handle: RePEc:cdp:texdis:td230
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.cedeplar.ufmg.br/pesquisas/td/TD%20230.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item

    Keywords

    natural capital; environmetal services; protected area;

    JEL classification:

    • Q01 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - Sustainable Development
    • Q26 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Recreational Aspects of Natural Resources
    • H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:cdp:texdis:td230. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Gustavo Britto). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/pufmgbr.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.