Valuing the willingness to pay for environmental conservation and management: a case study of scuba diving levies in Moo Koh Similan Islands Marine National Park, Thailand

Valuing the willingness to pay for environmental conservation and management: a case study of scuba diving levies in Moo Koh Similan Islands Marine National Park, Thailand

Primary Country: Thailand
Ecosystem: coral reef
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. $27 / diver / day : mean WTP per visit to the Moo Koh Similan Islands Marine National Park in Thailand
  2. $993,000 / year: estimated potential annual economic revenues from a $27 fee
Methodology: contingent valuation
Region: Asia
Data source: *MESP Primary

Publication information

Tapsuwan, S. “Valuing the willingness to pay for environmental conservation and management: a case study of scuba diving levies in Moo Koh Similan Islands Marine National Park, Thailand” Proceedings of the Australian Conference of Economists, ISBN 07340 26080; p. 28, 2005

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