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Contingency Valuation of Croatian Arboretum Opeka

Posavec, Stjepan; Beljan, Karlo; Herceg, Nina; Pezdevšek Malovrh, Špela
Contingency Valuation of Croatian Arboretum Opeka // South-east European Forestry, 3 (2013), 2; 97-101 (podatak o recenziji nije dostupan, članak, znanstveni)

Contingency Valuation of Croatian Arboretum Opeka

Posavec, Stjepan ; Beljan, Karlo ; Herceg, Nina ; Pezdevšek Malovrh, Špela

South-east European Forestry (1847-6481) 3 (2013), 2; 97-101

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Contingency valuation; environmental economics; willingness to pay; arboretum; Opeka

Background and purpose: Social aspects of forestry have always been an important factor of forest usage and management, and therefore have significant influence on its sustainability. Non-wood forest functions such as recreation, tourism, aesthetic and educational factors influence development of rural areas. Contingent valuation method has rarely been used for evaluation of protected forest areas. The aim of the article is to estimate the amount of money visitors are willing to pay for nature’s resources preservation in the arboretum Opeka in the North-West Croatia. Material and methods: Opeka Arboretum is situated in the Vinica municipality in northern Croatia. Located in a large park surrounding a manor, Opeka arboretum, with its 65 hectares is the largest of the three arboretums existing in Croatia today. The arboretum was founded in 1860 by the Count Marko Bombelles. Contingent valuation is a survey-based economic technique for the non-market valuation of resources, such as environmental preservation or the impact of contamination. It is also the only approach that can generally be used to include what is usually referred to as the passive use component of the economic value of environmental goods. Results and conclusion: Willingness to pay for visitor’s use of the arboretum has been investigated using the survey and contingency valuation method on a sample of 53 respondents. Research results present high preference for arboretum benefits such as beauty of landscape, cultural and historical significance, recreation and health but low willingness to pay.

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Projekt / tema
068-0683446-3514 - Razvoj strukture šumskih proizvoda za potrebe prerade drva (Stjepan Posavec, )

Šumarski fakultet, Zagreb

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  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)

Uključenost u ostale bibliografske baze podataka:

  • ISMEC: Mechanical Engineering Abstracts