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Article: Contingent valuation of ecotourism development in country parks in the urban shadow

TitleContingent valuation of ecotourism development in country parks in the urban shadow
Authors
KeywordsContingent valuation
Developing world
Ecotourism
Knowledge
Protected area
Issue Date2012
PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/tsdw20
Citation
International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, 2012, v. 19 n. 1, p. 44-53 How to Cite?
AbstractTo optimise the use and management of Hong Kong's country parks, ecotourism has recently been promoted by the government and echoed by the leisure sector. Visitors' valuation of ecotourism development hitherto remains scant and could add a new dimension to the knowledge and management base. This study estimated the potential value of ecotourism development using the contingent valuation method (CVM). A total of 613 visitors in three country parks were interviewed. The results showed that the bid amounts and the motives to experience and learn more about nature were significant predictors of willingness- to-pay (WTP). The mean and median WTP were, respectively, HK$101.1 and HK$85.0 annually, varying slightly between parks. The differences were associated with the special ecological and accessibility characteristics of individual parks. The results could justify financial support from the government for ecotourism development and associated nature conservation endeavours and promote the incorporation of natural resource valuation in formulation of public policies in Hong Kong and other developing regions. © 2012 Taylor & Francis.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/157934
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 1.609
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.706
ISI Accession Number ID
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Hui Oi Chow Trust
Funding Information:

We express gratitude for the research grant support kindly provided by the Hui Oi Chow Trust Fund administered by the University of Hong Kong. The field survey help offered by research assistants is warmly appreciated.

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dc.contributor.authorChen, WYen_US
dc.contributor.authorJim, CYen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-08T08:56:23Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-08T08:56:23Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, 2012, v. 19 n. 1, p. 44-53en_US
dc.identifier.issn1350-4509en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/157934-
dc.description.abstractTo optimise the use and management of Hong Kong's country parks, ecotourism has recently been promoted by the government and echoed by the leisure sector. Visitors' valuation of ecotourism development hitherto remains scant and could add a new dimension to the knowledge and management base. This study estimated the potential value of ecotourism development using the contingent valuation method (CVM). A total of 613 visitors in three country parks were interviewed. The results showed that the bid amounts and the motives to experience and learn more about nature were significant predictors of willingness- to-pay (WTP). The mean and median WTP were, respectively, HK$101.1 and HK$85.0 annually, varying slightly between parks. The differences were associated with the special ecological and accessibility characteristics of individual parks. The results could justify financial support from the government for ecotourism development and associated nature conservation endeavours and promote the incorporation of natural resource valuation in formulation of public policies in Hong Kong and other developing regions. © 2012 Taylor & Francis.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Ltd.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/tsdw20en_US
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecologyen_US
dc.subjectContingent valuationen_US
dc.subjectDeveloping worlden_US
dc.subjectEcotourismen_US
dc.subjectKnowledgeen_US
dc.subjectProtected areaen_US
dc.titleContingent valuation of ecotourism development in country parks in the urban shadowen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailChen, WY: wychen@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailJim, CY: hragjcy@hkucc.hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.volume19en_US
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