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The Economic Valuation of Landscape Change: Theory and Policies for Land Use and Conservation

Series: New Horizons in Environmental Economics

By: Jose Manuel L Santos

286 pages, Figs, tabs

Edward Elgar

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #96426 | ISBN: 1858987814
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Part I Introduction: landscape, change, conservation policy and policy evaluation. Part II Valuation and cost-benefit analysis of landscape change: landscape values for landscape conservation decision-making; valuing landscape change I - theory and the multi-attribute issue; valuting landscape change II - survey and estimation issues; costs of landscape conservation; cost-benefit analysis of landscape change. Part III The case-studies: landscape conservation in the Pennine Dales and Peneda-Geres area - presenting the case-studies; a study of the landscape perception and preferences of visitors to the Peneda-Geres areas; willingness-to-pay for landscape conservation in the Pennine Dales and Peneda-Geres areas; cost-benefit analysis of conservation schmes in the Peninne Dales and Peneda-Geres areas; comparisons between case-studies between case-studies and policy implications. Part IV Methodological appriasal and conclusions: validity, reliability and transferability of CVM landscape benefits estimates - a meta-analysis; valuation and cost-benefit analysis of multi-attribute change - theoretical and methodological conclusions.

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