Choice Experiments in the Prioritization of Management Policies in Protected Natural Areas

Choice Experiments in the Prioritization of Management Policies in Protected Natural Areas

The main purpose of this research is evaluating the structure of social preferences of four intervention measures in Molino de Flores National Park (MFNP) of the Republic of Mexico, grouped in a) vegetation cover, b) recreation spaces, c) restoration of old buildings and d) access points and parking...

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Translated title: Experimentos de elecci贸n en la priorizaci贸n de pol铆ticas de gesti贸n en 谩reas naturales protegidas
Journal Title: Desarrollo y sociedad
Author: Juan Walter Tudela
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Language: English
Spanish
Get full text: https://revistas.uniandes.edu.co/doi/pdf/10.13043/dys.66.6
Resource type: Journal Article
Source: Desarrollo y sociedad; No 66 (Year 2010).
DOI: https://doi.org/10.13043/dys.66.6
Publisher: Universidad de los Andes (Colombia)
Usage rights: Reconocimiento - NoComercial - SinObraDerivada (by-nc-nd)
Categories: Multidisciplinary --> Multidisciplinary Sciences
Social Sciences/Humanities --> Economics
Abstract: The main purpose of this research is evaluating the structure of social preferences of four intervention measures in Molino de Flores National Park (MFNP) of the Republic of Mexico, grouped in a) vegetation cover, b) recreation spaces, c) restoration of old buildings and d) access points and parking; for all of which users express a choice that affects their welfare. The approach is mostly empirical, and combines fieldwork, experimental design, and environmental valuing techniques. By the method of choice experiment, it is concluded that the implementation of the conservation and recovery program in MFNP should prioritize improvements in vegetation cover and restoration of old buildings, because these operations generate greater social benefits; to prioritize these types of management policies, a multinomial logit model was used, which allowed to estimate the marginal willingness to pay for each attribute.
Translated abstract: El objetivo de esta investigaci贸n es evaluar la estructura de las preferencias sociales de cuatro medidas de intervenci贸n agrupadas en: a) cobertura vegetal, b) espacios para recreaci贸n, c) restauraci贸n de edificios antiguos y d) accesos y estacionamiento, en el Parque Nacional Molino de Flores (PNMF), en M茅xico, para las cuales los usuarios manifiestan una elecci贸n que incide en su bienestar. La aproximaci贸n es principalmente emp铆rica y combina trabajo de campo, dise帽o experimental y t茅cnicas de valoraci贸n ambiental. Mediante el m茅todo del experimento de elecci贸n se concluye que la implementaci贸n del programa de recuperaci贸n y conservaci贸n en el PNMF debe priorizar las mejoras en cobertura vegetal y restauraci贸n de edificios antiguos, debido a que estas intervenciones generan mayores beneficios sociales. Para priorizar este tipo de pol铆ticas de gesti贸n se utiliz贸 un modelo logit multinomial, el cual permiti贸 estimar la disponibilidad marginal a pagar por cada atributo.