Valuing Biodiversity Conservation in a World Heritage Site: Citizens' Non-use Values for Tubbataha Reefs National Marine Park, Philippine

Valuing Biodiversity Conservation in a World Heritage Site: Citizens' Non-use Values for Tubbataha Reefs National Marine Park, Philippine

Primary Country: Philippines
Ecosystem: coral reef
Sample Value Estimates:
Mean WTP for the conservation of Tubbataha Reefs National Marine Park, self administered surveys
  1. PHP 233 (US$4.
  2. / household / year: Quezon City
  3. Cebu City : PHP 135 (US$2.
  4. / household / year
  5. Puerto Princessa City: PHP 278 (US$5.
  6. / household / year
  7. aggregate: PHP 141 million / year (U$2.5 milli
  8. Mean WTP, personal interviews
  9. Quezon: PHP 437 (US$8.
  10. / household / year
  11. Cebu: PHP 285 (US$5.
  12. / household / year
  13. Puerto Princessa
  14. aggregate
Methodology: contingent valuation
Region: Asia
Data source: National Ocean Economics Program

Publication information

Subade R B. “Valuing Biodiversity Conservation in a World Heritage Site: Citizens' Non-use Values for Tubbataha Reefs National Marine Park, Philippine” EEPSEA research report No. 2005-RR4, 2005

Addtional Notes

Over 40% of all respondents would be willing to pay money to support conservation in the reserve and in its surrounding waters.

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