Publisher description for Economics of protected areas : a new look at benefits and costs / John A. Dixon, Paul B. Sherman.


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Economics of Protected Areas is a groundbreaking effort to help governments examine the costs and benefits of maintaining protected areas. The authors provide a methodology for assigning monetary values to nature and explain the economic techniques involved. They also show how officials have applied these principles worldwide.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Natural areas -- Developing countries -- Management.
Natural areas -- Economic aspects -- Developing countries.
Natural areas -- Government policy -- Developing countries.
Conservation of natural resources -- Developing countries.