A study of environmental conflict: the economic value of Grey Seals in southwest England

A study of environmental conflict: the economic value of Grey Seals in southwest England

Primary Country: United Kingdom
Ecosystem: species
Sample Value Estimates:
a) $14.50 / person / day: CS per person per day seeing gray seals in the Wild in England
  1. £8: mean WTP for recreational use of seals of about £8 per person for the option of seeing seals in a specialised sanctuary for seals recovered from accidents,
  2. £9: for seeing seals in the wild.
  3. £526000: annual non-use value of seals (i.e. value unassociated with actual viewi
  4. was found to be £526000 in the most conservative estimation, aggregated over the Seal Sanctuary visitors.
  5. $14.50 / person / day: CS per person per day seeing gray seals in the Wild in England
Methodology: contingent valuation
Region: Europe
Data source: Thank you to the Plymouth Marine Lab for directing us to this study

Publication information

Bosetti, V. Pearce, D. “A study of environmental conflict: the economic value of Grey Seals in southwest England” Biodiversity and Conservation Vol 12:2361-2392, 2003

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