Valuing the non-use benefits of marine conservation zones: An application to the UK Marine Bill

Valuing the non-use benefits of marine conservation zones: An application to the UK Marine Bill

Primary Country: United Kingdom
Ecosystem: species
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. £20.92: Range of mean willingness to pay in £ per household per annum for the UK wide network of MCZs: for 'halt loss of biodiversity', Scotland
  2. £107.39: for 'halt loss of biodiversity', Wales
  3. for 'increase biodiversity' , Scotland
  4. £69.16, for 'increase biodiversity' , England
  5. £16.16 : 'halt loss of environmental benefits', Scotland
  6. £139.08: 'halt loss of environmental benefits', Wales
  7. £19.45: for 'increase environmental benefits' , Scotland
  8. £158.53: for 'increase environmental benefits' , Wales
  9. £20.92-£107.39 / household / year : Mean WTP per household per year in the United Kingdom for halt loss of biodiversity
  10. £23.76-£69.16 / household / year: increase biodiversity
  11. £16.16-£71.55 / household / year: halt loss of environmental benefits
  12. £19.45-£158.53 / household / year : increase environmental benefits
Data source: Thank you to the Plymouth Marine Lab for directing us to this study

Publication information

McVittie, A. Moran, D. “Valuing the non-use benefits of marine conservation zones: An application to the UK Marine Bill” Ecological Economics 70, 413–424, 2010

Addtional Notes

A stated preference choice experiment designed to estimate the non-market benefits derived by UK residents from the conservation of ecosystem goods and services resulting from implementation of proposed Marine Conservation Zones under the UK Marine and Coastal Access Bill (2008). Sample size of 506 UK residents. 

face-to-face interviews.

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