The Recreational Value of Wetlands: Activities, Socio-economic Activities and Consumers’ Surplus around Lake Victoria in Musoma Municipality, Tanzania

The Recreational Value of Wetlands: Activities, Socio-economic Activities and Consumers’ Surplus around Lake Victoria in Musoma Municipality, Tanzania

Primary Country: Tanzania
Ecosystem: wetland
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. Tsh. 1,462,664,555 (US$ 1,044,7
  2. : consumers’ surplus in recreation for Lake Victoria per annum
  3. Tsh. 9,751,113.3 (US$ 6,9
  4. : with an average value of per hectare per year.
  5. US$ 10.14: forgone dollar (WTP) for improved wetland quality in recreation was estimated to Tsh. 14,196 (US$ 10.
  6. per recreationist per trip. Based on consumers’ surplus, the WTP was observed to be 0.3% of recreationists’ average net income per month. This implies that, the increase of one percent in recreationists’ monthly net income may result to a marginal increase of wetland value equivalent to Tsh. 393,400 (US$ 2
  7. per hectare per annum.
Methodology: Travel Cost Method
Data source: NOEP

Publication information

Musamba, Emmanuel B. Boon, Emmanuel K.Ngaga, Yonika M.Giliba, Richard A.Dumulinyi, Tulamwona “The Recreational Value of Wetlands: Activities, Socio-economic Activities and Consumers’ Surplus around Lake Victoria in Musoma Municipality, Tanzania” Journal of Human Ecology, 2012

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