Measuring the Existence Value of Wildlife: What do CVM estimates really show?

Measuring the Existence Value of Wildlife: What do CVM estimates really show?

Primary Country: United States
Ecosystem: species
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. $7.93 / household / year: Existence value of Atlantic Salmon in Massachusetts
Methodology: contingent valuation
Region: Americas / Atlantic
Data source: National Ocean Economics Program

Publication information

Stevens, T. Echeverria, J.Glass, R.Hager, T.More, T. “Measuring the Existence Value of Wildlife: What do CVM estimates really show?” Land Economics 67(4), 1991

Addtional Notes

Although the results are consistent with those obtained in previous studies, many respondents expressed moral beliefs and concerns about wildlife which raises several questions about the appropriate role of monetary existence value estimates in benefit-cost analysis.

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