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Title: Capturing the 'market' for recreation : estimating entry charges for the Margalla Hills National Park in Pakistan
Authors: Khan, Himayatullah
Keywords: NATIONAL PARKS
ENVIRONMENTAL VALUATION
TRAVEL COST METHOD
WILLINGNESS TO PAY
TOTAL RECREATIONAL VALUE
TOURISM
INCOME GENERATION
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NATURE CONSERVATION
PAKISTAN
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: SANDEE, Kathmandu, NP
Series/Report no.: SANDEE policy brief / South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics; no. 5-04
Abstract: The study reveals that the benefits from the park to consumers or consumer surplus, amounts to a significant Rs. 23 million per year. Based on simulated demand for park services, the study recommends an entrance fee of Rs. 20 per visitor. Implementing such a fee would generate annual revenues to the extent of approximately Rs. 11 million to the Government of Pakistan. This is a sizable sum, since it equals 4 percent of Pakistan’s budget allocated to the environment sector. For natural systems and Government managers perpetually strapped for funds, this valuation exercise provides important lessons that go beyond the MHNP itself.
Description: This policy brief is based on SANDEE working paper no. 5-04, "Demand for eco-tourism : estimating recreational benefits from the Margalla Hills National Park in Northern Pakistan"
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/43086
Project Number: 102580
104810
Project Title: South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE)
South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) - Phase II
Appears in Collections:IDRC Research Results / Résultats de recherches du CRDI
2000-2009 / Années 2000-2009
Policy Briefs / Dossiers de politique

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