Access to marine parks: A comparative study in willingness to pay

Access to marine parks: A comparative study in willingness to pay

Primary Country: Greece
Ecosystem: multiple
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. $7.16 / person / visit: mean WTP per visit to Ko Phi Phi in Thailand
  2. $0.61 / person / visit: mean WTP per visit to Nha Trang in Thailand: a
  3. $27 / diver / day: mean WTP per visit to the Moo Koh Similan Islands Marine National Park in Thailand
  4. $20 / diver / year: Mean WTP per diver per year in St Lucia
  5. $57 / person / visit: Mean WTP per diver per year to visit Akumal, Mexico
  6. $50 million / year: estimated potentialannual economic revenues from a $20 fee in Mexico
  7. $27.40 / diver / year: Mean WTP per diver per year to use Bonaire Marine Park
  8. $15 / diver / year : Mean WTP per diver per year to use St. Eustatius Marine Park
  9. $170,000 / year: estimated potential annual economic revenues from a $10 fee
  10. $6.11 / family / day : mean WTP per visit to Southern California rocky intertidal ecosystems
  11. $3.6 million / mile / year: estimated potential annual economic revenues per mile from a $6 fee
  12. $4.92 / person / visit: mean WTP per visit to Pulau Payar Marine Park in Malaysia
  13. $640,000 / year: estimated potential annual economic revenues from a $8 fee
  14. $12.20 / person / visit: mean WTP per visit a Marine National Park in the Seychelles
  15. $488,000 / year: estimated potential annual economic revenues from a $12.20 fee
  16. $84.70 / person / year : Mean WTP to support Zanzibar per annum
  17. $1,600,000 / year: estimated potential annual economic revenues from a $84.70 fee
  18. $3.77 / person / day: Mean WTP per day to marine managed areas in Hawaii
  19. $11.70 / person / visit: Mean WTP per diver per year to visit Komodo National Park, Indonesia
  20. $93,000 / year: estimated potential annual economic revenues from a $4 fee
  21. $6.15 / person / visit: WTP for MPA entry in Greece
Methodology: contingent valuation
Region: Asia
Data source: Primary

Publication information

Peters, H. Hawkins, J.P. “Access to marine parks: A comparative study in willingness to pay” Ocean and Coastal Management, 52(3-4), 219-228, 2009

Addtional Notes

Factors that positively influence this include visitors income, level of education, environmental awareness, residency and desire to provide a legacy to future generations. However, there are also aspects that deter including trust in the fee collection agency and openness in how the money is spent.

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