publication . Article . 2010

User behavior in contingent valuation and travel cost - The case of Parque das Palmeiras in Chapecó, SC, Brazil

Claudio Alcides Jacoski; Débora Carneiro Leite;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2010 Journal: Revista Ambiente & Água (issn: 1980-993X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Instituto de Pesquisas Ambientais em Bacias Hidrográficas (IPABHi)
Abstract
The creation and maintenance of public areas for environmental preservation, recreation and leisure has been one of the challenges faced by public managers. Located in an area of urban expansion of Chapecó, Parque das Palmeiras is subject to environmental risk, making it a fragile natural asset. The aim of this study was to verify the characteristic behavior of park users using two methods for economic value assessment, i. e., “contingent valuation” and “travel cost” for estimating the value to maintain the park functions by users and the population using a questionnaire composed of socioeconomic and attitudinal issues. The application of the contingent valuatio...
Subjects
free text keywords: environmental valuation, willingness to pay, environmental assets, economics of the environment, Environmental sciences, GE1-350
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