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Article: Resident motivations and willingness-to-pay for urban biodiversity conservation in Guangzhou (China)

TitleResident motivations and willingness-to-pay for urban biodiversity conservation in Guangzhou (China)
Authors
KeywordsBiodiversity conservation
China
Conservation motivation
Contingent valuation
Urban natural area
Urban nature conservation
Issue Date2010
PublisherSpringer New York LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://link.springer.de/link/service/journals/00267/
Citation
Environmental Management, 2010, v. 45 n. 5, p. 1052-1064 How to Cite?
AbstractThe monetary assessment of biodiversity measures the welfare damages brought by biodiversity losses and the cost-benefit analysis of conservation projects in a socio-economic context. The contingent valuation method could include motivational factors to strengthen economic analysis of nature conservation. This study analyzed Guangzhou residents' motivations and willingness-to-pay (WTP) for an urban biodiversity conservation program in the National Baiyun Mountain Scenic Area (BMSA). The peri-urban natural site, offering refuge to some endemic species, is under increasing development pressures for recreational and residential use. A questionnaire survey was conducted in the Guangzhou metropolitan area during June to October 2007. We interviewed face-to-face 720 stratified sampled households to probe residents' attitudes towards the city's environmental issues, motivations for urban nature conservation, and WTP for biodiversity conservation. Principal component analysis identified five motivational factors, including environmental benefit, ecological diversity, nature-culture interaction, landscape-recreation function, and intergenerational sustainability, which illustrated the general economic values of urban nature. Logistic regression was applied to predict the probability of people being willing to pay for the urban biodiversity conservation in BMSA. The significant predictors of WTP included household income and the factor nature-culture interaction. The median WTP estimated RMB149/household (about US$19.5/household) per year and an aggregate of RMB291 million (approximately US$38.2 million) annually to support the urban conservation project. Including public motivations into contingent valuation presents a promising approach to conduct cost-benefit analysis of public projects in China. © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/157912
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.857
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.830
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dc.contributor.authorChen, WYen_US
dc.contributor.authorJim, CYen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-08T08:56:16Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-08T08:56:16Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.citationEnvironmental Management, 2010, v. 45 n. 5, p. 1052-1064en_US
dc.identifier.issn0364-152Xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/157912-
dc.description.abstractThe monetary assessment of biodiversity measures the welfare damages brought by biodiversity losses and the cost-benefit analysis of conservation projects in a socio-economic context. The contingent valuation method could include motivational factors to strengthen economic analysis of nature conservation. This study analyzed Guangzhou residents' motivations and willingness-to-pay (WTP) for an urban biodiversity conservation program in the National Baiyun Mountain Scenic Area (BMSA). The peri-urban natural site, offering refuge to some endemic species, is under increasing development pressures for recreational and residential use. A questionnaire survey was conducted in the Guangzhou metropolitan area during June to October 2007. We interviewed face-to-face 720 stratified sampled households to probe residents' attitudes towards the city's environmental issues, motivations for urban nature conservation, and WTP for biodiversity conservation. Principal component analysis identified five motivational factors, including environmental benefit, ecological diversity, nature-culture interaction, landscape-recreation function, and intergenerational sustainability, which illustrated the general economic values of urban nature. Logistic regression was applied to predict the probability of people being willing to pay for the urban biodiversity conservation in BMSA. The significant predictors of WTP included household income and the factor nature-culture interaction. The median WTP estimated RMB149/household (about US$19.5/household) per year and an aggregate of RMB291 million (approximately US$38.2 million) annually to support the urban conservation project. Including public motivations into contingent valuation presents a promising approach to conduct cost-benefit analysis of public projects in China. © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSpringer New York LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://link.springer.de/link/service/journals/00267/en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEnvironmental Managementen_US
dc.subjectBiodiversity conservation-
dc.subjectChina-
dc.subjectConservation motivation-
dc.subjectContingent valuation-
dc.subjectUrban natural area-
dc.subjectUrban nature conservation-
dc.subject.meshBiodiversityen_US
dc.subject.meshChinaen_US
dc.subject.meshConservation Of Natural Resources - Economics - Legislation & Jurisprudence - Methods - Statistics & Numerical Dataen_US
dc.subject.meshEnvironmental Monitoringen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshFinancing, Governmenten_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshLogistic Modelsen_US
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dc.subject.meshMotivationen_US
dc.subject.meshPolicy Makingen_US
dc.subject.meshPublic Opinionen_US
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen_US
dc.subject.meshResidence Characteristicsen_US
dc.subject.meshSocioeconomic Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshUrbanizationen_US
dc.titleResident motivations and willingness-to-pay for urban biodiversity conservation in Guangzhou (China)en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailChen, WY:wendycy@hkucc.hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.volume45en_US
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