Economic values of protected areas : guidelines for protected area managers


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