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dc.contributor.authorGelcich, Stefan
dc.contributor.authorAmar, Francisca
dc.contributor.authorValdebenito, Abel
dc.contributor.authorCarlos Castilla, Juan
dc.contributor.authorFernandez, Miriam
dc.contributor.authorGodoy, Cecilia
dc.contributor.authorBiggs, Duan
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-18T23:44:39Z
dc.date.available2017-06-18T23:44:39Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.issn0044-7447
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s13280-013-0453-z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/339488
dc.description.abstractTourism is a financing mechanism considered by many donor-funded marine conservation initiatives. Here we assess the potential role of visitor entry fees, in generating the necessary revenue to manage a marine protected area (MPA), established through a Global Environmental Facility Grant, in a temperate region of Chile. We assess tourists’ willingness to pay (WTP) for an entry fee associated to management and protection of the MPA. Results show 97 % of respondents were willing to pay an entrance fee. WTP predictors included the type of tourist, tourists’ sensitivity to crowding, education, and understanding of ecological benefits of the MPA. Nature-based tourists state median WTP values of US$ 4.38 and Sun-sea-sand tourists US$ 3.77. Overall, entry fees could account for 10–13 % of MPA running costs. In Chile, where funding for conservation runs among the weakest in the world, visitor entry fees are no panacea in the short term and other mechanisms, including direct state/government support, should be considered.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom975
dc.relation.ispartofpageto984
dc.relation.ispartofissue8
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAmbio
dc.relation.ispartofvolume42
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Science and Management not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode050299
dc.titleFinancing marine protected areas through visitor fees: Insights from tourists willingness to pay in Chile
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorBiggs, Duan


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