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Estudio De Las Preferencias Individuales Sobre Un Espacio Natural Mediante El Análisis Conjunto

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  • Ana María Fuertes

    (Universitat Jaume I)

  • Aurelia Bengochea

    (Universitat Jaume I)

  • Salvador del Saz

    (Universitat de València)

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    We use conjoint analysis to analyze consumer preferences on protected naturalareas, including the reduction of the risk of fires. Three attributes are considered:biodiversity, dimension of the natural area and the economic contribution that wouldhave to be made for its maintenance and preservation. The results show that the attributecitizens consider most important is the annual economic contribution they would haveto pay. The method also allows us to capture the monetary value of a change in theattributes as well as the willingness to pay for reducing the risk of fires in the site. Thesample comes from a mail survey conducted among people living near the Desert de lesPalmes Park, a protected area located in the Valencian Community (Spain). En el trabajo se utiliza el método del análisis conjunto para estudiar las preferencias individuales sobre ciertas características de un espacio natural incluida la reducción del riesgo de incendios. Los atributos considerados han sido el grado de biodiversidad, la extensión del territorio ocupado por el espacio natural y la aportación económica anual que debería efectuarse para contribuir a su mantenimiento y conservación. Los resultados muestran que este último atributo es el de mayor importancia. La metodología empleada permite también captar el valor monetario de los cambios en los niveles de los atributos así como la disposición al pago por reducir el riesgo de incendios en el lugar. La muestra procede de una encuesta realizada a personas residentes en el área de influencia del Paraje Natural del Desert de les Palmes, uno de los enclaves protegidos de la Comunidad Valenciana.

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    Paper provided by Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie) in its series Working Papers. Serie EC with number 2003-08.

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    Length: 19 pages
    Date of creation: May 2003
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