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The WTP for property rights for the Giant Panda: can a charismatic species be an instrument for conservation of natural habitat?

Kontoleon, A.; Swanson, T.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2002
  • Publisher: Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE)
  • Country: United Kingdom
The paper presents the results from a stated preference study to address issues concerning the potential for using flag-ship species, such as the Giant Panda, to purchase the property rights for the conservation of natural habitat. The study finds, first, that there is clear WTP for acquiring the property rights for panda habitat. The nature of this demand is found both convincing and logically coherent in that it is an increasing function of land (at a diminishing rate). Secondly, the study decomposed the elicited values into genetic stock, animal welfare and implicit biodiversity values. The results show that the latter type of value consist of almost half of ...
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