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Estimating Wetland Biodiversity Values: A choice modelling application in Vietnam's Mekong

Bennett, Jeffrey; Do, Thang

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A lack of information on environmental protection values, especially non-market values, has contributed to wetland degradation in the Mekong River Delta. To fill this information gap, this study uses choice modelling to estimate the biodiversity protection values of Tram Chim National Park, a typical wetland ecosystem of the Delta. The estimated net social benefit of a proposed protection program ranges from USD0.52 million to USD1.84 million. This suggests that the program's implementation...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorBennett, Jeffrey
dc.contributor.authorDo, Thang
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:23:30Z
dc.identifier.issn1355-770X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/52817
dc.description.abstractA lack of information on environmental protection values, especially non-market values, has contributed to wetland degradation in the Mekong River Delta. To fill this information gap, this study uses choice modelling to estimate the biodiversity protection values of Tram Chim National Park, a typical wetland ecosystem of the Delta. The estimated net social benefit of a proposed protection program ranges from USD0.52 million to USD1.84 million. This suggests that the program's implementation would improve social welfare. Some choice modelling issues, including the use of focus groups, aspects of questionnaire designs, and different survey modes, are discussed in the context of a developing country application.
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.sourceEnvironment and Development Economics
dc.titleEstimating Wetland Biodiversity Values: A choice modelling application in Vietnam's Mekong
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume14
dc.date.issued2009
local.identifier.absfor140205 - Environment and Resource Economics
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4055784xPUB256
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationBennett, Jeffrey, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationDo, Thang, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue2
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage163
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage186
local.identifier.doi10.1017/S1355770X08004841
dc.date.updated2015-12-09T09:08:33Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-67749101212
local.identifier.thomsonID000265591900002
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