Economic values of protected areas: guidelines for protected area managers

Author(s): 
IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), Task Force on Economic Benefits of Protected Areas; IUCN, Economics Service Unit; Cardiff University, UK
Year: 
1998
Location: 
Global
Type of Resource: 
Guides and Manuals

This guide illustrates the potential for using valuation as a tool for diversifying the funding structure for protected areas and for providing information about stakeholders which is crucial for effective management. It provides information and examples of how economic valuation tools and methodologies have been and can be applied to protected areas and is intended to enable protected area managers to determine how they can use valuation as a tool for conserving, sustainably using, and equitably sharing biological resources and to enable economists to help fulfil those goals