publication . Preprint . Article . 2015

Should we pay, and to whom, for biodiversity enhancement in private forests? An empirical study of attitudes towards payments for forest ecosystem services in Poland

Anna Bartczak; Katarzyna Metelska-Szaniawska;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
This paper investigates the possibility of forest policy changes in Poland. The main objective is to investigate whether, and to whom, the society would be willing to pay for providing biodiversity enhancement in private forests. The empirical evidence is derived from a stated preference survey conducted on the national level and analyzed using a multinomial logit model (MNL). Our findings show a rather strong potential for the implementation of payments for ecosystem services (PES) in private forests, even though historical and institutional conditions are not favorable. The results also indicate a significant role of environmental attitudes in viewing the nati...
free text keywords: biodiversity, environmental attitudes, forest policy, payments for ecosystem services, private forests, jel:D01, jel:H4, jel:Q23, jel:Q51, Forest ecology, Empirical research, Multinomial logistic regression, Ecosystem services, Payment, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Biodiversity, Environmental resource management, business.industry, business, Empirical evidence, Economics, Environmental protection
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