Different cultures, different values: the role of cultural variation in public’s WTP for marine species conservation

Different cultures, different values: the role of cultural variation in public’s WTP for marine species conservation

Primary Country: United Kingdom
Ecosystem: species
Sample Value Estimates:
Residents mean WTP to avoid loss in species richness, 95% confidence interval, in 2007:
  1. $70: mammals
  2. $63: birds
  3. $61: fish
  4. $59: invertebrates
  5. $75: algae
  6. $62: Visitors mean WTP, mammals
  7. $56: Visitors mean WTP, birds
  8. $54: Visitors mean WTP, fish
  9. $52: Visitors mean WTP, invertebrates
  10. $66: Visitors mean WTP, algae
Region: Europe
Data source: Thank you to the Plymouth Marine Lab for directing us to this study

Publication information

Ressurreição, Adriana Gibbons, James Kaiser, Michel Dentinho, Tomaz PonceZarzycki, Tomasz Bentley, Charlotte Austen, Melanie Burdon, Daryl Atkins, Jonathan Santos, Ricardo S. Edwards-Jones, Gareth “Different cultures, different values: the role of cultural variation in public’s WTP for marine species conservation” Biological Conservation:145(1),148–159, 2012

Addtional Notes

CVM for five specific marine taxa (mammals, birds, fish, invertebrates and algae) as proxies of marine biodiversity. 

Expressed a willingness to pay to avoid a 10% and a 25% reduction in species richness. 

200 residents and 217 visitors completed questionnaires in 2007.

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